El Al B738 at Elat on Apr 27th 2013, conflict with terrain and border violation after go-around

Last Update: May 28, 2013 / 00:16:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 27, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-407

Destination
Elat, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-EKU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An El Al Boeing 737-800, registration 4X-EKU performing flight LY-407 from Tel Aviv to Elat (Israel) with 100 passengers, had flown a circling approach to Elat's runway 03 and was on final approach at around 22:03L (19:03Z) when the aircraft needed to go around due to another aircraft not vacating the runway quickly enough. The crew subsequently did not join the usual left hand traffic pattern to position for another approach but flew a slow left hand turn towards the west which brought the aircraft in conflict with mountaineous terrain and prompted an EGPWS alert. The crew climbed out to safety but penetrated Egyptian Airspace during the evasive maneouver, positioned for another approach to Elat's runway 03 and landed safely 12 minutes after going around.

Israel's Civil Aviation Authority have opened an investigation into the serious incident.

Metars:
LLET 272050Z VRB03KT 9000 NSC 29/07 Q1009
LLET 271950Z VRB02KT 9000 NSC 29/10 Q1009
LLET 271850Z 22005KT 9000 NSC 32/05 Q1008 RMK SCT080
LLET 271750Z 24005KT 9000 NSC 32/06 Q1008 RMK SCT080
LLET 271650Z VRB03KT 9000 NSC 31/09 Q1007 RMK SCT100
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 27, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-407

Destination
Elat, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-EKU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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