Luxair Flight 9642

Luxair Flight 9642

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Luxair Flight 9642 was a flight from Tempelhof International Airport, Berlin, Germany, to Luxembourg-Findel, Niederanven, Luxembourg, near Luxembourg City. On 6 November 2002, LX-LGB, a Fokker F50 aircraft on the route crashed and burned on final approach to the airport about 6 nautical miles (11 km) short of the runway while trying to land in the fog. 20 out of 22 passengers and crew perished. Lufthansa had a codeshare on the flight as LH2420. The accident was the first fatal accident in Luxair's history. The cause of the crash is not completely determined. The preliminary report suggest that a series of non-standard actions resulted in severe loss of airspeed due to the propeller blades being accidentally switched into reverse position. The aircraft subsequently impacted 6NM (11km) short of the runway. Contributing to the accident were errors concerning the implementation of a safety recommendation which had been made by the manufacturer to Fokker 50 operators. Also this warning was not adequately communicated to the flight crews of Luxair.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Pon Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136301857
  • 9786136301853