Lufthansa A343 at Bogota on Nov 18th 2016, rejected takeoff due to tail wind

Last Update: November 27, 2016 / 21:55:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 18, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-543

Aircraft Registration
D-AIGO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

Airport ICAO Code
SKBO

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIGO performing flight LH-543 from Bogota (Colombia) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was accelerating for takeoff from Bogota's runway 13R when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 130 knots over ground) reporting a gust caused a tailwind component beyond limit. The aircraft slowed, vacated the runway via the last high speed turn off and stopped on the parallel taxiway. Emergency services responded attempting to cool the brakes, however, the aircraft was disabled on the taxiway.

A passenger reported the crew told them the permitted tail wind component was exceeded during the takeoff run causing the rejected takeoff. At least one tyre deflated, a total of 5 main wheels needed to be replaced as result of overheating brakes.

Metars:
SKBO 190400Z VRB02KT 9999 VCSH SCT015 BKN070 13/12 A3031 RMK VCSH/E
SKBO 190400Z VRB02KT 9999 VCSH SCT015 BKN070 13/12 A3031 RMKVCSH/E
SKBO 190300Z 24005KT 9000 VCSH SCT015 BKN070 14/12 A3031 RMK VCSH/N/E
SKBO 190300Z 24005KT 9000 VCSH SCT015 BKN070 14/12 A3031 RMKVCSH/N/E
SKBO 190200Z VRB02KT 8000 VCSH SCT017 BKN070 13/12 A3031 RMK VCSH/N/E
SKBO 190100Z VRB02KT 8000 VCSH SCT017 BKN070 13/11 A3029 RMK VCSH/NW/E
SKBO 190100Z VRB02KT 8000 VCSH SCT017 BKN070 13/11 A3029 RMKVCSH/NW/E
SKBO 190000Z VRB02KT 8000 VCSH SCT015 SCT070 13/11 A3025 REDZ RMK VCSH/NW
SKBO 190000Z VRB02KT 8000 VCSH SCT015 SCT070 13/11 A3025 REDZRMKVCSH/NW
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 18, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-543

Aircraft Registration
D-AIGO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

Airport ICAO Code
SKBO

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