Botswana B461 at Gaborone on Aug 11th 2012, rejected takeoff

Last Update: August 13, 2012 / 17:26:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BP-205

Aircraft Registration
A2-ABF

ICAO Type Designator
B461

An Air Botswana British Aerospace BAe 146-100, registration A2-ABF performing flight BP-205 from Gaborone (Botswana) to Johannesburg (South Africa) with 28 passengers, was accelerating for takeoff from Gaborone when the #2 engine (ALF502, inboard left hand) failed ejecting debris through its tail pipe and causing a small grass fire adjacent to the runway. The crew rejected takeoff at high speed as a result, the aircraft slowed safely. No injuries occurred, no damage beyond the engine damage occurred. Emergency services responded and put the grass fire out.

The runway was closed for about 90 minutes until all debris had been collected.

The airline reported the engine ejected hot debris causing a small grass fire adjacent to the runway. The passengers were rebooked onto other flights and reached Johannesburg the same day.

Passengers reported a huge bang had occurred just before the aircraft began to slow.

Botswana's Transport and Communication Ministry is investigating the occurrence.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BP-205

Aircraft Registration
A2-ABF

ICAO Type Designator
B461

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