Dec 17, 2012
When you read the tile, you hardly believe that this is today possible. On behalf of Aviation Herald, ASN comes with the news.
An Air Berlin Boeing 737-800, registration D-ABKJ performing flight AB-2242 from Munich (Germany) to Heraklion (Greece), was on approach to Heraklion’s runway 09 when the crew aborted the approach and entered a hold for about 15 minutes before commencing the approach to runway 09.
The aircraft however went around on final approach, climbed to FL110 and declared emergency reporting low fuel.
The aircraft subsequently diverted to and landed safely at Chania (Greece) about 50nm west of Heraklion.
Germany’s BFU reported in their monthly bulletin the aircraft landed below required final fuel reserve, Greece has opened an investigation into the serious incident.
The reason(s) for the aborted approach and go-around were not mentioned.
Air Berlin said, the report by the BFU is not in line with the facts in major parts, the aircraft had still more than the required final fuel reserve on board at the time of landing at Chania.
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