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1 t/o, 6 missed approaches, 1 landing, 600lbs fuel

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Incident: Jet Airways B738 at Trivandrum on Aug 18th 2015, landed below required final fuel reserve on 7th approach
By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Aug 21st 2015 13:12Z, last updated Friday, Aug 21st 2015 13:15ZA Jet Airways Boeing 737-800, registration VT-JFA performing flight 9W-555 (dep Aug 17th) from Doha (Qatar) to Kochin (India) with 142 passengers and 8 crew, was on approach to Kochin and went around three times due to weather. Following the third go-around the crew declared fuel emergency and diverted to Thiruvananthapuram (in India often also referred to as short "Trivandrum"), located about 95nm south of Kochin, where the aircraft again needed to go around three times before managing a safe landing on the fourth approach.

On Aug 21st 2015 India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) reported the aircraft landed with just 270kg/600lbs of fuel left, where the required minimum fuel reserve would have been around 1500kg/3300lbs. The aircraft had gone around 3 times in Kochin due to bad weather, the crew then decided to divert to Trivandrum, which had poor weather conditions, too, and managed a landing there only on the 4th attempt. Both pilots have been suspended pending investigation. The DGCA reported they are looking into the airline's fueling policy as well as into the weather reports and why the crew diverted to Trivandrum.

Metars Kochin:
VOCI 180230Z 09004KT 2000 BR BKN006 SCT015 24/22 Q1009 BECMG 2500 BR
VOCI 180200Z 09003KT 1800 BR BKN004 SCT015 24/22 Q1009 BECMG 2000 BR
VOCI 180130Z 00000KT 1800 BR BKN004 SCT015 24/22 Q1008 TEMPO 1000 FG
VOCI 180100Z 00000KT 1800 BR BKN004 SCT015 24/22 Q1008 NOSIG
VOCI 180030Z 00000KT 2000 BR SCT006 SCT015 24/22 Q1007 TEMPO VIS 1500 BR
VOCI 180000Z 00000KT 3000 BR SCT006 SCT015 24/22 Q1007 TEMPO VIS 2000 BR
VOCI 172300Z 00000KT 3500 HZ FEW015 SCT080 25/22 Q1007 BECMG 3000 BR
VOCI 172230Z 00000KT 3500 HZ FEW015 SCT080 25/22 Q1007 NOSIG
VOCI 172130Z 00000KT 3500 HZ FEW015 SCT080 25/22 Q1007 NOSIG
VOCI 172100Z 00000KT 3500 HZ FEW015 SCT080 25/23 Q1007 NOSIG
VOCI 171930Z VRB03KT 3500 HZ SCT015 BKN080 26/23 Q1008 NOSIG

Metars Trivandrum:
VOTV 180440Z 27005KT 5000 HZ FEW020 29/24 Q1009 NOSIG
VOTV 180410Z 27005KT 4000 HZ FEW015 SCT090 28/24 Q1009 BECMG 5000
VOTV 180340Z 27005KT 4000 HZ FEW015 SCT090 29/24 Q1009 NOSIG
VOTV 180310Z 25006KT 3000 HZ FEW015 SCT090 27/23 Q1009 NOSIG
VOTV 180140Z 23004KT 2000 BR FEW015 SCT090 26/23 Q1008 NOSIG
VOTV 180040Z 29003KT 3000 HZ FEW015 SCT090 25/23 Q1007 NOSIG
VOTV 180010Z 28004KT 3000 HZ FEW015 SCT090 25/23 Q1007 NOSIG
VOTV 172310Z 30003KT 3500 HZ FEW015 SCT090 25/23 Q1007 NOSIG
VOTV 172210Z 27003KT 3500 HZ FEW015 SCT080 25/23 Q1006 NO
 

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