2016-05-02 Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 off runway at Pristina

2016-05-02 Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 off runway at Pristina

2016-05-02 Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 off runway at Pristina


On landing in rain, the 737 overran the end of the runway at Pristina Airport ending on the grass.

Scheduled passenger flight TK 1019 from Istanbul touched down on runway 35 at Pristina Airport in rain but could not be stopped before the end of the runway.

At the last portion of the runway, the aircraft veered to the left where it rolled completely off paved surface coming to a stop on the grass about 50 meters further and 20 meters to the left of the runway.

No emergency evacuation took place. All passengers and crew disembarked safely via the forward right hand door R1.

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Damage to the aircraft is believed to be minor if any.

Pristina’s only runway 17 / 35 is 2501 meters (8205 ft.) in lengh.

METAR Pristina Airport (BKPR):

02/05/2016 19:00->
02009KT 8000 -RA SCT010 BKN025 11/09 Q1006 NOSIG
02/05/2016 19:30->
08009KT 4000 RA BKN010 OVC025 12/09 Q1006 NOSIG

Date: 2016-05-02 Time: 19:33
Location: BKPR PRN Pristina
Country: Kosovo
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: TK 1019 (THY 97A)
From: LTBA/IST: Istanbul Ataturk Intl Airport To: BKPR/PRN: Pristina
Type: Passenger
Operator: THY Turkish Airlines

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 737-800
Registration: TC-JFY
Age a/c: 16,2 years
Constr. No.: 29783

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 8 143 0 151
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 61st safety occurence for the operator
  • 374th safety occurence of type (B737-800)
  • 4th safety occurence at Pristina Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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