2016-04-02 Cambodia Angkor Air ATR-72 off runway at Ho Chi Minh City

2016-04-02 Cambodia Angkor Air ATR-72 off runway at Ho Chi Minh City

2016-04-02 Cambodia Angkor Air ATR-72 off runway at Ho Chi Minh City


On landing in windy conditions, the ATR veered off the landing runway coming to a stop on the grass. All on board remained unhurt.

Flight 818 touched down on runway 07R in strong crosswind conditions, when the aircraft drifted off the centreline to the right.

The pilots were unsucessful in steering the ATR-72 back resulting in a departure from paved ground. The aircraft completely ran off the right side of the runway where it ran over soft ground (grass) before it came to a stop.

Fortunately no large obstacle was hit, so the aircraft remained relatively intact and undamaged.

There were no injuries among passengers or crewmembers.

The airport closed the runway 0R/25L for about 2 hours.


METAR Ho Chi Minh City Airport (VVTS):

02/04/2016 10:00 ->
METAR VVTS 021030Z 16012G24KT 080V200 9999 FEW020 31/18 Q1010
02/04/2016 11:00 ->
METAR VVTS 021100Z 17011KT 140V200 9999 FEW020 30/19 Q1010

Date: 2016-04-02 Time: 17:41
Location: VVTS SGN Ho Chi Minh City-Tansonnhat
Country: Vietnam
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: K6 818
From: VDPP/PNH: Phnom Penh To: VVTS/SGN: Ho Chi Minh City-Tansonnhat
Type: Passenger
Operator: Cambodia Angkor Air

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: ATR-72
Registration: XU-235
Age a/c: 6.2 years
Constr. No.: 899

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  21 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 1st safety occurence for the operator
  • 148th safety occurence of type (ATR-72)
  • 8th safety occurence at Jeju Intl Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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