2016-01-25 Korean Air Boeing 747-400 heavy damage on landing Jeju

2016-01-25 Korean Air Boeing 747-400 heavy damage on landing Jeju

2016-01-25 Korean Air Boeing 747-400 heavy damage on landing Jeju


On landing at Jeju Airport, one engine sustained heavy damage. The landing was safely completed and no one was hurt.

FLight KE 1275 landed on runway 24 at Jeju international Airport in darkness.

After arriving at the gate position, heavy damage was discovered on the right outer engine #4 (PW 4056). The lower casing, intake and cowlings were found bend and badly damaged.

More engine debris were found on the runway forcing airport authorities to close the runway for at least one hour until all debris was removed.

According to media sources, the engine damage indicate a possible podstrike immediately before touchdown as a result of an excessive bank angle.

There were also signs of overstress to the engine pylon.

The incident is under investigation.

Jeju Airport re-opened for traffic one day earlier after a complete shutdown because of intense snowfall leaving about 90.000 people stranded.


METAR Jeju Airport (RKPC):

25/01/2016 22:00->
METAR RKPC 252200Z 28013KT 9999 BKN030 05/M04 Q1029 NOSIG=
25/01/2016 21:26->
SPECI RKPC 252126Z 29010KT 260V320 9999 BKN030 05/M04 Q1028

Date: 2016-01-25 Time: 22:47
Location: RKPC CJU Jeju
Country: South Korea
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: KE 1275
From: RKSS/GMP: Seoul Gimpo To: RKPC/CJU: Jeju
Type: Passenger
Operator: Korean Air

Flight progress KE 1275 (provided by Flightradar24)

20916-01-25_HL7460_B744_KE@RKSI_engine dmgd_FR24

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Aircraft Involved

20916-01-25_HL7460_B744_KE@RKSI_engine dmgd_ACFT
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Type: Boeing 747-400
Registration: HL7460
Age a/c: 18,9 years
Constr. No.: 26404

Occupants & Casualties

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

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 35th safety occurence for the operator
  • 226th safety occurence of type (B747-400)
  • 5th Safety occurence at Jeju Intl Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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