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Gulf Air A320 Crash  
User currently offlineMD11Lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3104 times:



In the summer of 2000, some time in July i believe, a Gulf Air A320 crashed shortly before touch down in Al Manama, Bahrain (or was it Doha?). I never did find out though, what caused this tragedy. Does anyone out there know? Thanks

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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4512 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

I think it was shortly after the concorde crash, perhaps in august or something.

hmm...trying to remember what happened. I think it had to make a go around because it was approaching the runway too fast and too high. As it was climbing for some reason it went into a dive and crashed into the sea. something like that I believe.

perhaps someone else can clear it up?

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Regards

Air Liban



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User currently offlineMD11Lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2999 times:


Yes, it was shortly after the Concorde crash. I remember being in Bosnia at the time, and, not understanding the language, could not fully comprehend what happened. Maybe it stalled during the go around?


User currently offlineJacek From Poland, joined Nov 2001, 61 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Try this link:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/2000/000823-0.htm

Jacek


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

23 August 2000 hit the sea,
Sam



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6603 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

BAH is a very very black airport. Set next to the sea, often with blowing sand/dust, there are not a lot of lights and a horizon to distinguish where you are. It is very easy to experience spatial disorientation, and definately not a good place to fly visually at night, or to come in hot and high, which is what caused their go-around in the first place. We are always extra careful about that when we fly there.

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