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Apr 30, 2009

Emirates flight 407: centimetres from death

On 20 March, Emirates flight EK 407 from Melbourne and the 275 people on board were seconds and centimetres from a fiery death.

Ben Sandilands ā€” Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

Emirates flight EK 407 and the 275 people on board were seconds and centimetres from a fiery death when it left Melbourne Airport, still touching the ground, on a flight to Dubai on the night of 20 March.

The critical moments of this incredibly screwed up takeoff have been laid bare in words and graphics in the preliminary factual report into the accident released today by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

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