Emirate’s flight crew failed to correct the takeoff climb altitude, as a Washington-bound flight escaped a crash
On the 20th of December, a Washington-bound flight from Dubai was accelerating for takeoff when the Boeing 777-399 raced off the runway over the ground and stopped 90 meters before the localizer antennas. The Boeing 777’s Emirate staff was allegedly held responsible for not checking the plane’s climb altitude before the takeoff.
According to reports, the Boeing 777’s nose pitched down after the takeoff to the point that the plane was at 175-feet and was descending right after takeoff to the point that it was lower than many high buildings in Dubai as it was dropping at a swift pace. The incident was reported at Emirates; home airport and was deemed flight staff’s negligence.
Subsequently, Emirates suspended four crew members because of the incident. Live&LetsFly’s report claimed that the Emirate’s pilots failed to set the autopilot, though pilots recognized the error, the plane sustained damage as they continued to travel to Washington DC.