Photo: Jeroen Stroes
MyCargo Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of Saudia Cargo Airlines, performing freight flight from Maastricht to Jeddah, was accelerating for takeoff when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed and deployed the thrust reversers.
The aircraft veered right off the runway and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground to the right of the runway about 450 meters past the displaced runway threshold and about 630 meters after the begin of takeoff run (about abeam the aiming markers runway 21). There were no injuries, the aircraft received minor if any damage.
Saudia Cargo’s parent Company Saudi Arabian Airlines reported the aircraft suffered an engine problem causing the runway excursion while attempting to takeoff. There were no injuries and no damage.
The Dutch DSB reported they opened an investigation into the runway excursion of a cargo aircraft at Maastricht Airport.