S7 BOEING 737 ALMOST RAN OUT OF RUNWAY DURING TAKEOFF AT MOSCOW AIRPORT

A Boeing 737-800 of S7 Airlines with registration VQ-BKV and performing flight S7-263 from Moscow Domodedovo to Simferopol almost ran out of runway during takeoff. After overran the end of the runway 32L the aircraft continued the scheduled flight and landed in Simferopol 2:10 hours later.

A later runway inspection at Moscow Domodedovo Airport found that five lighting units were destroyed during the takeoff, with broken glass scattered all around. After arriving in Simferopol the 737 was submitted to an inspection that showed three tyres had been damaged and the landing gear had glass embedded.

S7 Boeing 737 Overran Runway During Takeoff
S7 Boeing 737 Flight Route (By FlightRadar24)

The cause of this incident it’s not yet confirmed but some Russian Aviation websites report that the crew computed takeoff performance using a takeoff weight 15 tons below the real weight and another claims the crew inadvertently entered Zero Fuel Weight instead of Takeoff Weight.

The incident, which could have ended in a tragedy for the 150 people on board, occurred early on Monday and was caught on CCTV cameras of Domodedovo airport. 

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