Welcome to EverybodyWiki 😃 ! Nuvola apps kgpg.png Log in or ➕👤 create an account to improve, watchlist or create an article like a 🏭 company page or a 👨👩 bio (yours ?)...

Air France Flight 072

From EverybodyWiki Bios & Wiki

Air France Flight 072 was a regular flight between Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Papeete's Faa International Airport via Los Angeles International Airport on September 12, 1993. The aircraft overshot the Runway and ended up in a shallow inlet.

Air France Flight 072
YUL (3626202875) (2).jpg
F-GITA, The Boeing 747-428 involved landing in May 2009 at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
DateSeptember 12, 1993
SummaryRunway overrun
SiteFa'a'ā International Airport, Papeete, French Polynesia
Aircraft typeBoeing 747-400
OperatorAir France
Flight originCharles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris, France
StopoverLos Angeles International Airport, California, United States of America
DestinationFa'a'ā International Airport, Papeete, French Polynesia


The aircraft operating the route was the Boeing 747-428 F-GITA, which was the first one delivered to Air France in February 1991.[1] It was powered by 4 General Electric CF-6-80 Engines.


After flying from Los Angeles, Air France Flight 072 landed on Runway 22 at Papeete International Airport with a speed of 168 Knots at 21:05. At the time of the accident, the weather was clear. Due to the Number 1 engine being in go-around mode, it throttled to max power.[2] The pilots tried to slow the aircraft down by using the remaining engines' thrust reversers but it started to roll off the runway. Due to this, the reverse thrust of Number 4 engine was cancelled. Although nobody was killed and the aircraft was put back into service, the aircraft was damaged and disrupted boat traffic near the runway. During the evacuation, only four minor injuries were reported[3].


  1. "F-GITA Air France Boeing 747-400". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 747-428 F-GITA Papeete-Faaa Airport (PPT), Tahiti". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. "Lessons Learned". lessonslearned.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-02-25.

This article "Air France Flight 072" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:Air France Flight 072. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.