Emirates A388 at Manchester on Mar 26th 2016, FMS decides runways too short
Last Update: March 30, 2016 / 15:05:31 GMT/Zulu time
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Heathrow for 2 hours, then departed again for Manchester and completed a safe landing on runway 23R on its first approach after diversion and total 4th approach to Manchester.
On Mar 30th 2016 Emirates' press office stated, the three go-arounds were made due to weather, with winter storm Katie battering Manchester.
The UK's Met Office issued a severe weather warning indicating the arrival of storm Katie for Mar 28th 2016 only, Katie began affecting the UK around 00:00Z on Easter Monday (Mar 28th) and had passed the UK by about noon.
Passengers reported the crew announced a computer glitch as cause for the go-arounds.
EGCC 262120Z 23017KT 9999 FEW026 SCT037 07/03 Q0992 NOSIG
EGCC 262050Z 21016KT 9999 SCT025 BKN031 07/04 Q0991 NOSIG
EGCC 262020Z 21015KT 9999 -SHRA FEW018 BKN028 08/04 Q0991 NOSIG
EGCC 261950Z 20017G27KT 9999 FEW028 08/04 Q0990 TEMPO SHRA
EGCC 261920Z 20015KT 9999 FEW026 BKN031 08/05 Q0990 NOSIG
EGCC 261850Z 20013KT 9999 SCT022 SCT027 BKN033 08/05 Q0990 NOSIG
EGCC 261820Z 20013KT 9999 FEW039 07/06 Q0990 NOSIG
EGCC 261750Z 20012KT 9999 FEW028 SCT039 08/06 Q0990 NOSIG
EGCC 261720Z 21010KT 9999 -RA FEW028 SCT033 BKN039 08/07 Q0990 RERA NOSIG
EGCC 261650Z 24017G28KT 8000 RA FEW010 SCT025 BKN031 08/07 Q0989 RERA NOSIG
EGCC 261620Z 18018G28KT 3000 RA BKN018 BKN023 BKN034 12/10 Q0987 TEMPO 2000 +RA BKN014
EGCC 261550Z 17023KT 9999 SCT020 BKN025 BKN032 13/09 Q0988 TEMPO 4000 +RA BKN014
EGCC 261520Z 18022G33KT 9999 BKN025 BKN032 BKN038 14/09 Q0988 TEMPO 8000 RA BKN014
EGCC 261450Z 18021KT 9999 -RA SCT026 BKN032 14/09 Q0989 TEMPO 8000 RA BKN014
EGCC 261420Z 18022G32KT 130V200 9999 SCT023 BKN029 BKN035 14/09 Q0990 TEMPO BKN014
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