Omni 767 crew rejected take-off above V1 before brake fire

An Omni Air International Boeing 767 suffered a brake fire after the crew rejected a take-off above V1, a report by Ireland’s Air Accident Investigation Unit has found.

During the departure on runway 25 at Shannon Airport on August 15, 2019, the commander heard an unusual noise and elected to stop.

According to the report, the captain estimated the roll had been rejected at approximately 100kts and he calculated the brake cooling time using 120kts, which he believed was a conservative figure.

Omni Air 767
Seen here in 2014 at Shannon Airport, N378AX has been apart of Omni's fleet since 2009. Flickr Commons/Paul Nelhams

Data recovered from the flight recorders showed that the jet was travelling at a computed airspeed of 149kts– compared to the calculated 146-knot V1 speed – when he made the callout.

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