MD11Lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3625 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
AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4525 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3565 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.
MD11Lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3520 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?
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6726 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3134 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.