Event Details


Title:Loading error, Airbus A340-642, G-VSHY
Micro summary:The center of gravity of this Airbus A340-642 was forward of limits.
Event Time:2005-04-23 at 1130
File Name:2005-04-23-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/C2005/04/02
Pages:3
Site of event:Dispatch
Departure:London Heathrow Airport, London, England, United Kingdom
Destination:Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan
Airplane Type(s):Airbus A340-642
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Registration(s):G-VSHY
Operator(s):Virgin Atlantic
Type of flight:Revenue
Occupants:219
Fatalities:0
Serious Injuries:0
Minor/Non-Injured:219
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:The aircraft departed with the CG (Centre of Gravity) forward of the operatorís allowable limits. The error was detected whilst the aircraft was still airborne. The aircraft crew was contacted and some passengers moved to bring the CG back to within limits. A review of statistics indicated that the operating company had recently experienced an abnormally high frequency of loading errors. The company is reviewing its procedures and its loading operations are being monitored by the CAA.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Center of Gravity/MAC
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