Date & Time: Mar 12, 2007 at 0630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
London - Dubai - Dhaka
United Arab Emirates
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll from Dubai Intl Airport runway 12L, after V1 speed, the crew heard a loud bang then noticed severe vibrations when the nose gear collapsed. The captain abandoned the takeoff procedure and initiated an emergency braking manoeuvre. The aircraft slid on its nose for few hundred metres and came to rest just before the end of the runway, slightly to the left of the centerline. All 250 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Failure of the nose gear during the takeoff roll after it impacted a half wheel rim which was broken off during the takeoff from a previous aircraft.