2016-04-27 Okay Airways Boeing 737-300F off runway at Guangzhou
The Boeing 737 was damaged when it ran off the runway on take-off at Guangzhou Airport. The pilots remained unhurt.
Flight BK 3024 was gaining speed on runway 19R in pre-dawn darkness when the pilots apparently lost drectional control. The take-off was aborted but the 737 veered off to the side of the runway.
The 737 appeared to have ground-looped when it crossed a taxiway describing a full circle before it came to a stop. Its right maingear and engine came to rest on the grass.
There were no injuries among the two pilots on board. Damage to the aircraft is supposedly limited to the right engine and maingear.
Asymmetric thrust development during the engine spool-up (CFM 56-3B2) is suspected to have been the cause of the uncontrollable lateral movement.
METAR Guangzhou-Bayun Intl Airport (ZGGG):
METAR ZGGG 262000Z 34003MPS 6000 NSC 25/24 Q1007 NOSIG=
METAR ZGGG 262030Z 34002MPS 6000 NSC 24/23 Q1007 NOSIG=
Date: 2016-04-27 Time: 04:00
Location: ZGGG CAN Guangzhou-Bayun Intl Airport
Flight phase: TOF – Take-off, Rejected Take-off
Damage to a/c: minor
Flight no.: BK 3024
From: ZGGG/CAN: Guangzhou-Bayun Intl Airport To: ZLXY/XIY: Xi’an Xianyang
Operator: Okay Airways
Type: Boeing 737-300
Age a/c: 24.6 years
Constr. No.: 24961
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JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 2nd safety occurence for the operator
- 208th safety occurence of type (B737-300)
- 9th safety occurence at Guangzhou Intl Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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