Date & Time: Jan 17, 2008 at 1242 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 777-200
Operator:
Registration:
G-YMMM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Beijing - London
MSN:
30314/342
YOM:
2001
Flight number:
BA038
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
16
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
136
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
12700
Captain / Total hours on type:
8500
Circumstances:
The approach seems to be unstable. The aircraft landed 300 metres short of runway 27L and came to rest on the runway threshold. Both landing gear were sheared off and both engines were severaly damaged. Only 18 passengers were slighlty injured. The aircraft is written off. According to AAIB, both engines did not respond as the Autothrottle demanded an increase in thrust. Following further demands for increased thrust from the Autothrottle, and subsequently the flight crew moving the throttle levers, the engines similarly failed to respond.