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Date of Accident:10 March 1997Help
Airline:Gulf Air   Help
Aircraft:Airbus A320-212   Help
Location:Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.Help
Registration:A40-EMHelp
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Flight Number:071Help
Fatalities:0:115Help
MSN:536Help
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Year of Delivery:1995Help
Accident Description:A flight control failure at V1 caused the crew to abandon the takeoff, with deceleration beginning at V1+8 knots. The aircraft overran the runway, causing the nosegear to collapse. The flight control problem was traced to a faulty microchip in the aircraft's Fly-By-Wire system.
 
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