2016-01-07 Blue Air Boeing 737-400 ran into snow on landing Cluj
On landing at Cluj Airport, the 737 overran the end of the runway by about 25 meters coming to rest in snowy, but even terrain. There were no reports about any injured persons involved.
After a normal approach the pilots weere unable to stop the 737 from running beyond the end of the runway.
The aircraft came to a stop on paved surface within the runway safety area. There were no injuries among passengers or crewmembers.
The aircraft took minmal damage if any.
At the time local weather at Cluj Airport consited of snow and reduced visibility below 1000 m.
Despite reports of snow patches on the runway the airport informed that runway breaking action was medium.
LRCL 070630Z 08005KT 0700 R25/0900U SN FG SCT003 OVC008 00/00 Q0995 R07/590393
LRCL 070600Z 09003KT 1000 R25/0900V1400D SN BR SCT009 OVC010 00/00 Q0995 R07/590393
NOTAM LRCL (Cluj Napoca/Avram Iancu Airport)
LRCL A0054/16 RWY 07/25 CLSD DUE TO DISABLED ACFT AT THR 07. 07 JAN 11:39 2016 UNTIL 07 JAN 11:50 2016. CREATED: 07 JAN 11:41 2016
Date: 2016-01-07 Time: 08:01
Location: LRCL CLJ Cluj Napoca
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor
Flight no.: BMS 9301
From: LROP/OTP: Bucuresti To: LRCL/CLJ: Cluj Napoca
Operator: Blue Air (Romania)
Type: Boeing 737-400
Age a/c: 23,3 years
Constr. No.: 27007
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JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 4th safety occurence for the operator
- 156h safety occurence of type (B734)
- 1st safety occurence a Cluj Airport
- 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question
– substantially damaged during departure at Alexandria, Egypt on 2003-09-03 whilst flying for Air Italy
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