UPS MD11 at Seoul on Jun 6th 2016, rejected takeoff, runway overrun results in nose gear collapse

Last Update: July 15, 2019 / 14:17:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Jun 6, 2016



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A UPS United Parcel Service McDonnell Douglas MD-11, registration N277UP performing freight flight 5X-61 from Seoul (South Korea) to Anchorage,AK (USA) with 4 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Seoul Incheon Airport's runway 33L at about 22:40L (13:40Z) when the crew needed to reject takeoff at high speed. The aircraft overran the end of the runway, broke through the approach lights and the localizer antenna and came to stop about 350 meters past the end of the runway on soft ground, the nose gear collapsed. The crew evacuated the aircraft, one crew member received minor injuries. The aircraft received substantial damage.

On Jun 8th 2016 the FAA reported on crew remember received minor injuries when the aircraft went off the runway during a rejected takeoff and came to stop with the gear collapsed.

In June 2019 South Korea's ARAIB released their final report in Korean only (Editorial Note: (Editorial note: to serve the purpose of global prevention of the repeat of causes leading to an occurrence an additional timely release of all occurrence reports in the only world spanning aviation language English would be necessary, a Korean only release does not achieve this purpose as set by ICAO annex 13 and just forces many aviators to waste much more time and effort each in trying to understand the circumstances leading to the occurrence. Aviators operating internationally are required to read/speak English besides their local language, investigators need to be able to read/write/speak English to communicate with their counterparts all around the globe). The report concludes the probable causes of the accident were:

The crew rejected takeoff at high speed at/slightly above V1 due to tyre and drag brace defects at the body gear, the aircraft overran the runway.

Contributing factors were:

- limited time and information available to the captain to assess the situation

- difficulty for the captain to determine the aircraft's in flight performance and the dynamic instability of the body gear drag brace following the defect

- decline in braking performance due to the rupture of a hydraulic pipe

The aircraft was accelerating on runway 33L when at about V1 a body gear tyre burst causing damage to the body gear, at about the same time the pilot monitoring called V1 (which was not acknowledged by the pilot flying). As result the acceleration of the aircraft sharply reduced prompting the captain, pilot flying, to reject takeoff due to structural damage. About 3.3 seconds after accelerating through V1 the engines begin to spool down, the aircraft had reached a maximum of 182 KIAS and was 4635 feet before the runway end at that time (the ARAIB annotated that at the nominal V1 of 169 KIAS the distance to stop needed was computed at 5385 feet). The body gear indication changed to unlocked and unsafe. The right brakes 1R hydraulic line ruptures causing the loss of the associated hydraulic system and brakes. The aircraft overran the end of the runway and came to a stop 485 meters/1590 feet past the end of the runway. The nose gear collapsed, one member of the flight crew received minor injuries.

Should an English version of this report ever become available, we'll provide further summary of the factual and analysis portion of the report.

RKSI 061500Z 12002KT 8000 SCT040 BKN120 20/14 Q1012 NOSIG
RKSI 061430Z 28003KT 250V320 9000 SCT040 BKN120 20/14 Q1012 NOSIG
RKSI 061400Z 36002KT 9000 SCT040 BKN120 20/14 Q1012 NOSIG
RKSI 061330Z 36001KT 9000 SCT040 BKN120 19/14 Q1012 NOSIG
RKSI 061300Z 02001KT 9000 SCT040 BKN120 19/14 Q1013 NOSIG
RKSI 061230Z 32001KT CAVOK 19/14 Q1012 NOSIG
RKSI 061200Z 29006KT CAVOK 19/14 Q1012 NOSIG
RKSI 061130Z 29006KT CAVOK 18/14 Q1012 NOSIG
RKSI 061100Z 30007KT CAVOK 18/14 Q1012 NOSIG
RKSI 061030Z 30004KT CAVOK 19/13 Q1012 NOSIG
RKSI 061000Z 30004KT CAVOK 19/13 Q1011 NOSIG
RKSI 060930Z 30004KT CAVOK 19/14 Q1011 NOSIG
RKSI 060900Z 31003KT 270V340 CAVOK 19/13 Q1011 NOSIG

Related NOTAMs:
A0856/16 - RWY 15R ALS U/S DUE TO MAINT. 06 JUN 18:14 2016 UNTIL 13 JUN 15:00 2016. CREATED: 06 JUN 18:15 2016

A0855/16 - ILS/DME RWY 15R/33L U/S DUE TO MAINT. 06 JUN 14:29 2016 UNTIL 05 AUG 15:00 2016. CREATED: 06 JUN 14:30 2016

A0854/16 - RWY 15R/33L CLSD DUE TO ACFT ACCIDENT. 06 JUN 14:18 2016 UNTIL 06 SEP 14:17 2016. CREATED: 06 JUN 14:19 2016
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