MNG A306 at East Midlands and Cologne on Dec 7th 2021, weather and ILS receivers cause fuel emergency

Last Update: December 10, 2021 / 17:31:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 7, 2021


Flight number

Aircraft Registration

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator

A MNG Airlines Airbus A300-600 freighter, registration TC-MCG performing flight MB-251 from Istanbul (Turkey) to East Midlands,EN (UK), was on final ILS approach to East Midlands' runway 27 about 350 meters/1150 feet short of the runway threshold when the crew initiated a go around. The aircraft climbed to FL330 and diverted to Cologne (Germany). The aircraft was on final approach to Cologne's runway 14L about one hour after the go around in East Midlands, when the crew initiated another go around due to the ILS receiver not working. The aircraft positioned for another approach to runway 14L but again went around from about 3100 feet MSL due to the other ILS receiver not working, too. The crew declared emergency due to being low on fuel and requested a surveillance radar approach (SRA) to Cologne. The controller talked the aircraft down to a safe landing on runway 14L about 20 minutes after the first go around in Colonge and about 80 minutes after the go around in East Midlands.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 3.5 hours, then performed flight MB-252 from Cologne to Istanbul. The aircraft remained on the ground in Istanbul for about 13 hours before returning to service.

On Dec 10th 2021 Germany's BFU reported the occurrence as described has been reported to them, the occurrence was not rated a serious incident or accident, no investigation has been initiated.

Metars East Midlands:
EGNX 080150Z 19019KT 9999 BKN020 05/02 Q0977=
EGNX 080120Z 20020G30KT 9999 BKN020 05/02 Q0977=
EGNX 080050Z 19021KT 9999 FEW020 05/02 Q0977=
EGNX 080020Z 20026G37KT 9999 VCSH SCT020 05/02 Q0977=
EGNX 072350Z 20026G36KT 9999 -SHRA SCT020 05/02 Q0977=
EGNX 072320Z 20021G31KT 9999 -SHRA SCT023 05/02 Q0977=
EGNX 072250Z 19022G32KT 9999 -SHRA SCT021 05/01 Q0977=
EGNX 072220Z 19022KT CAVOK 05/01 Q0977=
EGNX 072150Z 19022G32KT 9999 FEW012 05/01 Q0977=
EGNX 072120Z 19022G33KT CAVOK 05/01 Q0978=
EGNX 072050Z 18022KT CAVOK 05/01 Q0978=
EGNX 072020Z 18021KT CAVOK 05/02 Q0978=

Metars Cologne:
EDDK 080220Z 15014KT 9999 BKN023 05/02 Q0996 NOSIG=
EDDK 080150Z 15014KT 9999 BKN032 04/02 Q0996 NOSIG=
EDDK 080120Z 15015KT 9999 -RA BKN025 04/02 Q0996 NOSIG=
EDDK 080050Z 15018KT 9999 -RA BKN025 04/01 Q0996 NOSIG=
EDDK 080020Z 14017KT 9999 BKN029 05/M00 Q0996 NOSIG=
EDDK 072350Z 14014KT 9999 BKN032 05/M00 Q0996 NOSIG=
EDDK 072320Z 13015KT 100V160 9999 SCT037 05/M00 Q0997 NOSIG=
EDDK 072250Z 14015KT 9999 SCT036 05/M00 Q0997 NOSIG=
EDDK 072220Z 13013KT 9999 BKN043 05/M00 Q0998 NOSIG=
EDDK 072150Z 14015KT 9999 BKN049 05/M00 Q0998 NOSIG=
EDDK 072120Z 13014KT CAVOK 05/00 Q0999 NOSIG=
EDDK 072050Z 14016KT CAVOK 05/00 Q0999 TEMPO 15015G25KT=
EDDK 072020Z 13012KT CAVOK 04/00 Q1000 TEMPO 15015G25KT=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 7, 2021


Flight number

Aircraft Registration

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator

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