2014-11-07 Ariana Afghan Boeing 737 damaged in landing accident at Kabul


2014-11-07 Ariana Afghan Boeing 737 damaged in landing accident at Kabul


the aircraft weas damaged when its right undercarriage failed forcing the right engine to strike the ground on landing at Kabul, Afghanistan.

On landing supposedly runway 29 the 737 was involved in an undercarriage mishap resulting in right maingear to gave way forcing the right wing to drop until the aircraft settled on its right engine. 

The aircraft came to a sop generating lots of sparks before coming to rest within the width of the runway. There were no reports about any injuries among passengers or crewmembers. All passengers left the aircraft on the spot via mobile airstairs.

Runway 29 / 11  was closed for all traffic until the Boeing 737 was removed.

Post incident photos  indicate the right maingear may have been stuck in a transit position prior landing.

NOTE:  The accident marks the 3rd major landing occurence at Kabul Intl Airport in the year 2014 after another B737-400 overran the end of the runway in May and a B767-200 experienced tailstrike in June.


Date: 2014-11-07 Time: 16:10
Location: OAKB KBL Kabul
Country: Afghanistan
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: FG 252
From: OAHR/HEA: Herat To: OAKB/KBL: Kabul
Type: Passenger
Operator: Ariana Afghan Airlines

Type: Boeing 737-400
Registration: YA-PIE
Age a/c: 21,5 years
Constr. No.: 26086


Occupants & Casualties

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

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 18th safety occurence for the operator
  • 130th safety occurence of type (B737-400)
  • 18tth safety occurence at airport
  • 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question
Ariana Afghan Airlines

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