2016-02-20 Lion Air B737-900 runway excursion at Surabaya

2016-02-20 Lion Air B737-900 runway excursion at Surabaya

2016-02-20 Lion Air B737-900 runway excursion at Surabaya


The Boeing 737-900 overran the end of the runway at Surabaya by a few meters. No one on board the aircraft was injured.

Flight JT263, landed on runway 10 at Surabaya Juanda Airport in rain when the pilots were unable to come to a standstill before the end of the runway (lengh = 3000 m).

The nosewheel overran the paved edge of the runway and came to rest on soft ground.

There was local thunderstorm acitivity present at the tme the 737 was about to land. The runway condition was wet.

Flight operations at Surabaya were disrupted for about two hours until the 737 was removed.

The 737 in question wears a unique hybrid colorsheme of Boeing/Lion Air as a visible refence for the irst factory delivered 737-900ER to the airline.

METAR Jeju Airport (RKPC):

 SA 20/02/2016 04:00->
METAR WARR 200400Z 11004KT 030V170 6000 TSRA BKN016 FEW018CB
           28/25 Q1012=
SA 20/02/2016 04:30->
METAR WARR 200430Z 14006KT 060V210 7000 -TSRA SCT018 FEW020CB
           27/23 Q1011=

Location: WARR SUB Surabaya Juanda
Country: Indonesia
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor / none

Flight no.: JT 263
From: WALL/BPN: Balikpapan Airport (old WRLL) To: WARR/SUB: Surabaya Juanda
Type: Unknown
Operator: Lion Air

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 737-900
Registration: PK-LFG
Age a/c: 9,5 years
Constr. No.: 35680

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0 215
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 22nd safety occurence for the operator
  • 27th safety occurence of type (B737-900)
  • 8th Safety occurence at Surabaya Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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