Air Berlin B738 at Heraklion and Chania on Sep 21st 2012, landed below final fuel reserve

Last Update: December 17, 2012 / 10:20:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 21, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Berlin

Flight number
AB-2242

Aircraft Registration
D-ABKJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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.

Metars:
LGIR 211950Z 07009KT 9999 FEW020 23/18 Q1015 NOSIG
LGIR 211850Z 07010KT 9999 FEW020 23/19 Q1015 NOSIG
LGIR 211750Z 07010KT 9999 SCT020 23/19 Q1015 NOSIG
LGIR 211650Z 05010KT 9999 SCT020 24/20 Q1014 NOSIG
LGIR 211550Z 05010KT 9999 SCT020 25/20 Q1013 NOSIG
LGIR 211450Z 05010KT 9999 SCT020 25/20 Q1013 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 21, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Berlin

Flight number
AB-2242

Aircraft Registration
D-ABKJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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