Dramatic take-off foul up

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August 25, 2016

Dramatic video has just been released of a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737 making two attempts to take-off from Frankfurt Airport on July 23rd.

The vision taken by “bristolcardifairport” shows the 737 lifting off with its tail only just missing the runway, struggling into the sky and about to stall.

The problem? The pilots forgot to set the flaps for take-off and thus didn't have the lift required at normal take-off speed.

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The pilots put the 737 back onto the runway, continued the take-off roll and increased speed before successfully lifting off.

The incident starts at the 25 second mark of the video below.

 

 

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