Event Details

Title:Reduced Power at take-off and collision with terrain, MK Airlines Limited, Boeing 747-244SF, 9G-MKJ, Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia, 14 October 2004
Micro summary:This Boeing 747 failed to become airborne and was subsequently destroyed.
Event Time:2004-10-14 at 0512 UTC
File Name:2004-10-14-CA.pdf
Publishing Agency:Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)
Publishing Country:Canada
Report number:A04H0004
Site of event:Halifax runway 24
Departure:Halifax International Airport, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Destination:Zaragoza Airport, Zaragoza, Spain
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 747-244SF
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Operator(s):MK Airlines Limited
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On 14 October 2004, an MK Airlines Limited Boeing 747-244SF (registration 9G-MKJ, serial number 22170) was being operated as a non-scheduled international cargo flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Zaragoza, Spain. At about 0654 coordinated universal time, 0354 Atlantic daylight time, MK Airlines Limited Flight 1602 attempted to take off from Runway 24 at the Halifax International Airport. The aircraft overshot the end of the runway for a distance of 825 feet, became airborne for 325 feet, then struck an earthen berm. The aircraftís tail section broke away from the fuselage, and the aircraft remained in the air for another 1200 feet before it struck terrain and burst into flames. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a severe post-crash fire. All seven crew members suffered fatal injuries.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Cargo - Hazmat
Operations - Charting/Databases
Operations - Checklists/Procedures
Operations - Crew Resource Management
Operations - Controlled Flight Into Terrain
Operations - Runway Overrun
Operations - Tailstrike
Operations - Training Deficiency
Systems - INS/FMS/PMCS mis-entry
Other - Airport Management
Other - Crew Fatigue
Other - Post-Crash Survivability
Other - Regulatory Oversight
Other - Workplace Culture or Management
Consequence - Hull Loss
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