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Irish AAIU: serious incident due to non-briefed and non-configured approach
2 December 2006

On March 26, 2006 a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 (EI-DHX) was involved in a serious incident at Knock, Ireland. This was precipitated by both pilot`s becoming involved in manually programming the FMC during descent, thus diverting their attention from safety-critical tasks contrary to the Operator`s SOP`s and leading to a non-briefed and non-configured high speed approach to RWY 27, followed by a non-procedural overshoot from a height of just 400 ft AGL. (AAIU)