Martinair 747F PH-CKA Rejected Take Off

A Martinair Boeing 747-400F encountered a rejected takeoff at Amsterdam, Netherlands yesterday.


The Martinair Boeing 747-400FF with registration PH-CKA was operating flight MP7341 from Amsterdam to Sao Paulo Viracopos, SP, Brazil. The Boeing 747 was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam’s runway 36L when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed, citing a loud bang in the cargo compartment.


The crew alerted Air Traffic Control they were slowing down from approximately 115 knots, the crew requested emergency services attended and inspected the aircraft.


Aircraft Inspection


The crew notified emergency services the brakes were hot, the left-hand brakes began to cool some time later. The crew shut down 3 of the 4 engines, leaving the left outboard CF6 engine operational. A little later the right-hand brake temperatures also began to cool down. The brakes temperature was at the limit for losing all tyres. After inspecting the aircraft, the crew shut down the remaining engine before being towed to the terminal.


MP7341 from Amsterdam to Sao Paulo Viracopos, SP, Brazil


After rejecting takeoff, the Boeing 747 remained on the ground for 3 hours. The Boeing 747 then departed for Sao Paulo Viracopos, where the aircraft landed 3 hours late.


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Thank You

Thank you to the crew of MP7341 from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Sao Paulo Viracopos, SP, Brazil on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Your actions and experience shone through.

Carriers Response

Martinair crew had advised they rejected takeoff due to a bang from the cargo hold caused by some “omgevallen koffers” (toppled suitcases).

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