Seen plenty of “touch and go’s” but a “go and touch” that’s a first.

Captain, we reached V 0.5, shall we rotate?

Captain was like, “Watch this, I used to do this on my bike all the time when I was a kid.”


  1. Perhaps the flight computer was given the wrong takeoff weight… and the autothrottles then gave the wrong power setting… Then the pilot went to manual, and gave full power. Whatever, its a big “please explain”.

  2. Plane is too heavy to take off. Pilot suppose to take longer take off path but he didn’t. He could cause major accident. Pure human error

    • Flaps are deployed, probably for the takeoff setting. The leading edge flaps on the right wing are clearly visiblly deployed. As the video continues, you can see that the training edge flaps on the left wing are also set. If the flaps were not set in the takeoff range, there is a VERY LOUD AND PERSISTENT horn that would sound as soon as the thrust levers were advanced for takeoff power.

    • Flaps were set. Clearly visible on the video. There is a loud takeoff warning horn that would sound in the cockpit had then not been set when the thrust levers were advanced for takeoff.

  3. Well, for the plane in most cases V1=Vr. I guess they got used to this very much and at that take off they were heavy, or the rwy was short so V1 was a lot earlier than Vr. Pilot heard V1 and rotated forgetting he needs to wait for Vr…

  4. Would a more cautious pilot have aborted and tried again? Unless the runway was very long, I would have thought that such a delayed takeoff could have ended badly.

    • Lots of experts here 🤣

      1) Flaps are extended. Clearly visible.
      2) Weight wasn’t a problem. It took off didn’t it?

      Cause for this was a Turkish Airlines Airbus that landed on an intersecting Runway one minute earlier. This 737 ran into its wake turbulence and that is why it couldn’t climb.

      The pilots on board did everything by the book by continuing their takeoff roll since aborting was no longer an option due to the remaining amount of real estate and their speed.

  5. This clip has been abridged. It’s been shown that this a/c passes through wake turbulence from a flight which just landed, and in fact the takeoff was very professional – no panic, just put it back on the ground and continue roll out. There’s analysis of this elsewhere on the web.

  6. POssibly the “Rotate” call was early or something else misunderstood cross cockpit. Maybe an overzealous co-pilot rotated too fast and too high and got airborne before the airplane was ready to climb properly. Perhaps the reported weights were grossly understated.


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