Delta B739 at Atlanta on Nov 29th 2017, lined up with taxiway for landing

Last Update: December 14, 2017 / 21:08:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2196

Aircraft Registration
N852DN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N852DN performing flight DL-2196 from Indianapolis,IN to Atlanta,GA (USA), was on final approach to runway 09R cleared to land on runway 09R, when tower instructed the aircraft to go around from low height, the crew initiated a go around. Tower subsequently explained it appeared they were over the taxiway. The aircraft positioned for another approach to Atlanta and landed safely on runway 10 about 15 minutes later.

The NTSB reported the aircraft was aligned with the runway center line initially, however, during short final about 1nm before the runway threshold began to veer left and lined up for the taxiway N parallel to the runway. The taxiway was occupied. The aircraft went around from about 100 feet AGL already past the begin of the taxiway. The NTSB reported cloud tops were at 300 feet AGL. Both crew members reported that they were right of the runway center line on an ILS approach, the localizer showed a full deflection indicating they were right of the runway. The captain reported he called the go around at decision height (200 feet AGL) because he couldn't see the runway or airport environment, the first officer also reported they called for and initiated the go around before the air traffic controller instructed the go around. The flight data recorder was read out, first results suggest that the autopilot was disconnected at 1200 feet AGL at a heading of 100 degrees, the autothrottle was disengaged at 500 feet AGL. At about 400 feet the heading changed briefly to 81 degrees, then the aircraft turned to 87 degrees, during that time the aircraft descended from 400 to 100 feet AGL, at 100 feet the pitch changed from 2 degrees to 8 degrees, the aircraft turned right to about 105 degrees. The minimum altitude was recorded at 60 feet AGL.

The airline reported they are cooperating with the investigation. The aircraft was initially right of the center line, the crew corrected but obviously overcorrected. The first officer was pilot flying and the captain pilot monitoring.



Metars:
KATL 291752Z 30004KT 2SM BR OVC007 16/14 A3028 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 3 SLP256 T01610144 10161 20117 58013=
KATL 291738Z 27005KT 2SM BR BCFG OVC005 15/14 A3029 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 3 T01500144=
KATL 291709Z 00000KT 1SM R09R/P6000FT BR BCFG OVC005 14/14 A3030 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 3 T01390139=
KATL 291652Z 22003KT 1/8SM R09R/5500VP6000FT BR BCFG OVC003 14/14 A3031 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 3 SLP265 VIS LWR NE-SE BCFG TWRINC T01390139=
KATL 291552Z 18005KT 1/8SM R09R/2800V4000FT BR BCFG OVC003 13/13 A3032 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 3 SLP266 TWRINC T01330133=
KATL 291502Z 00000KT 1/2SM R09R/2000VP6000FT FG VV003 13/13 A3033 RMK AO2 T01330133=
KATL 291452Z 00000KT 1/2SM R09R/1800V2200FT FG VV003 13/13 A3033 RMK AO2 SLP270 T01280128 52007=
KATL 291356Z 10004KT 1/4SM R09R/1400V1800FT FG VV002 12/12 A3032 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 1/2 T01220122=
KATL 291352Z 11004KT 1/4SM R09R/1400V2800FT FG VV002 12/12 A3031 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 1/2 SLP266 T01220122=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2196

Aircraft Registration
N852DN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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