2016-07-31 Sun Express B738 off runway at Stuttgart

2016-07-31 Sun Express B738 off runway at Stuttgart

2016-07-31 Sun Express B738 off runway at Stuttgart


the aircraft ended on the grass whilst turning off the runway on landing. There were no injuries.

Sun Express Germany flight XG 3264 from Varna just landed on runway 25 at Stuttgart.Echterdingen Airport, Germany and was about to vacate the runway via taxiway „India“ (second to last exit) when directional control was apparently lost.

The Boeing 737-800 drifted off the runway at half the angle needed to vacate into the taxiway where it departed paved surface coming to a stop with all undercarriage on the grass.

© AP Photo | NST

There were no reports about any injured persons among passengers or crewmembers.

Stattgart Airport needed to close all operations until the 737 was removed after about four hours.

At the time of the landing the weather at the airport was good but with some thunderstorm activity in the area.

METAR Stuttgart Airport (EDDS):

31/07/2016 11:20->
METAR EDDS 310920Z VRB03KT 9999 -TSRA SCT020 BKN035CB 19/18
           Q1014 BECMG NSW=
31/07/2016 11:50->
           BKN060 20/18 Q1014 RETSRA NOSIG=

Date: 2016-07-31 Time: 11:23
Location: EDDS STR Stuttgart
Country: Germany
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor / none

Flight no.: XG 3264
From: LBWN/VAR: Varna To: EDDS/STR: Stuttgart
Type: Passenger
Operator: Sun Express Deutschland

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 737-800
Registration: D-ASXO
Age a/c: 8,5 years
Constr. No.: 29649

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 188 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 2nd safety occurence for the operator
  • 397th safety occurence of type (B737-800)
  • 15th Safety occurence at Stuttgart Airport
  • 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question

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