Failure to follow standard operating procedures was at the root of a go-around incident that put seven crew members and 235 passengers on a Thomas Cook Boeing 757-200 dangerously close to running out of fuel on an August 2013 flight from Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, to Newcastle. In an analysis of the serious incident, the U.K. Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) details the otherwise normal flight that became chaotic at 1,500 ft. and 3.8 nm from Newcastle during an instrument ...

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