2015-07-24 Air Bagan ATR-72 damaged in landing overrun at Yangon


2015-07-24 Air Bagan ATR-72 damaged in landing overrun at Yangon


The ATR-72 veered of the side of the runway coming to rest on soft ground.

On landing in avderse weather conditios with torrantial rain and gusts, the pilots were unable to keep on track after toucvdown runway 21. The ATR-72 drifted to the left until it departed paved surface, crossed taxiway „Delta“ and came to a stop with all gear dug into the ground about 1,1 Km meters from the runway threshold.

All but one passengers remained unhurt in the event. Initital footage showed damage to the nose and left maingear. There were speculatiosn the ATR may have suffered a collapse of its left maingear on landing due to an abnormal runway contact.

The airport was forced to close operations for more than 4 hours until the ATR was removed by heavy equipment.

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Date: 2015-07-24 Time: 17:30
Location: VYYY RGN Yangon
Country: Myanmar
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: W9 424
From: VYMD/MDL: Mandalay To: VYYY/RGN: Yangon
Type: Passenger
Operator: Air Bagan

Type: ATR-72
Registration: XY-AIH
Age a/c: 19,7 years
Constr. No.: 469


Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  5  49 0 54
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 1 0 1

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 3rd safety occurence for the operator
  • 126th safety occurence of type (ATR-72)
  • 11th safety occurence at airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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