2016-01-16 Ukraine Intl Boeing 737-300 overran runway at Kiev, Ukraine

2016-01-16 Ukraine Intl Boeing 737-300 overran runway at Kiev, Ukraine

2016-01-16 Ukraine Intl Boeing 737-300 overran runway at Kiev, Ukraine


On landing in snowfall ,the 737 overran the end of the runway coming to rest in snow.


On landing runway 08 in snow, the pilots were unable to stop the 737 before the end of the runway.

It overran into deep snow and came to a stop approximately 80 meters further.

All on board remained unhurt and the aircraft sustained virtually no or minimal damage.

Zhuliany airport was forced to close after the event until 1500L.

The original destination of the flight was the larger Borispol Airport but this airport closes due to bad weather (intense snowfall), so the pilots elected to land at their alternate aerodrome, Zhuliany.

The incident aircraft was able to reposition itself back to Borispol Airport at 23:08L.

Kiev Zhuliany Airport weather (METAR):

UKKK 160730Z 20003MPS 180V240 9999 OVC009 01/01 Q1003 08890335 NOSIG

[trnsl: 0730Z, wind from 200 at 3 MPS, winds varying from 180 to 240, visibility unlimited, Sky: overcast at 900, temperature 1, dewpoint 1, altimeter 1003 mb, 8th @ 8903, 35 nosig]

Date: 2016-01-16 Time: 07:43
Location: UKKK IEV Kiev Zhulyany
Country: Ukraine
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: none

Flight no.: PS 34
From: UKLL/LWO: Lvov To: UKKK/IEV: Kiev Zhulyany
Type: Passenger
Operator: Ukraine International Airlines

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 737-300
Registration: UR-GBA
Age a/c: 18.2 years
Constr. No.: 28670

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 6 134 0 140
Fatalities 0 0 0  0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 8th safety occurence for the operator
  • 201st safety occurence of type (B733)
  • 4th occurence at Zhuliany Airport, Ukraine
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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