2014-07-07 AirAsia A320 skidded off runway at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei


2014-07-07 AirAsia A320 skidded off runway at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei


On landing runway 03 in intense rainfall, the pilots lost directional control and the A320 skidded off to the right side of the runway where it came to a stop on soft grass.

An emergency evacuation was carried out via chutes. All on board remained unhurt in the event.

The runway was flodded with rainwater increasing the chances of hydroplaning.

Damage to the aircraft is unknown at present, but picture show damage to the right maingear tires, extensive dirt on wings, einges and undercarriages as well as a punctured lower foreward fuselage.

Weather / METAR WBSB: 070730Z 21009KT 3000SW -SHRA SCT015 FEW016CB BKN140 30/24 Q1007 TEMPO 24015G25KT 4000 SHRA


Date: 2014-07-07 Time: 15:30:00
Location: WBSB BWN Bandar Seri Begawan
Country: Brunei
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: AXM 278
From: WMKK/KUL: Kuala Lumpur International Airport  To: WBSB/BWN: Brunei
Type: Passenger
Operator: Air Asia

Type: Airbus A320
Registration: 9M-AQA
Age a/c: 3.9 years
Constr. No.: 4404


Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 7 102
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 5th serious incident of airline
  • 1st serious incident at airport
  • 1st serious incident of aircraft (msn)

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