2016-08-05 ASL Hungary B737-400F overran runway onto road at Bergamo

2016-08-05 ASL Hungary B737-400F overran runway onto road at Bergamo

2016-08-05 ASL Hungary B737-400F overran runway onto road at Bergamo


In bad weather conditions, the Boeing 737 cargo overran the end of the runway at Bergamo Airport ending across a perimeter road.

UPDATED 2016-09-21

Agenzia Nazionale Per La Sicurezza Del Volo (ANSV) published its Preliminary Report:

© ANSV Preliminary Report

According to ANSV, the crew had flown two previous night sectors before the accident flight. 

The 737 toched down approximately 2000 meters from the threshold of runway 28 and broke through localizer antennas and the perimeter fnce during the deceleration.

The aircraft was at 140 ft. above ground when it crossed the runway threshold, flying at a speed of 156 knots. During flare the aircraft „floated“ about 14 seconds hardly loosing speed before it finally touched down. After touchdown the remaining distance was 750 meters which was by far insufficient to prevent an overrun.
View Preliminary Report (PDF):  logo_ANSV

ASL Hungary flight QY 7332 (operating on behalf of contractor DHL) was making an approach to runway 28 at Bergamo-Orio al Serio Airport in darkness and adverse weather conditions.

After touchdown the pilots were unable to slow down the cargo aircraft before the end of the runway. The 737 crossed the western edge lights with considerable speed, ploughed over the grass and crosses a parking lot where it collided with several obstacles (cars) and concrete barriers until it came to rest right across the  4 lane airport highway.

© Ecodibergamo

Its finally stopped about 275 meters behind the end of runway 28 about 25 m to the right of the extended centreline.
Both pilots escaped unharmed via the right foreward emergency slide. Luckily nobody on the ground was injured.


The 737 received irrepairable damage. Its entire undercarriage, both angines, flaps and the most of its right stabilizer were severely damaged or destroyed when the 737 breaks through a number of guardrails, fences and concrete barriers. The property damage is yet to be assessed.

The clea-up of the debris trail © JuventusNewsTV | YouTube

Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport closed all operations from 04:07L until 06:47L.

2016-08-05_HA-FAX_B734F_ASL@LME_WX1Bergamo’s runway 28 / 10 is 2937 meters (9636 ft.) in lengh. At the time of the accident, a massive frontal system moves across the Bergamo region bringing intense rainfall, violents winds and thunderstorm activity to the airport vicinity.
© Kachelmannwetter

METAR Bergamo Airport (LIME):

05/08/2016 03:50->
LIME 050150Z 26011G23KT 220V310 9999 VCTS FEW040CB BKN080 23/16 Q1010=
05/08/2016 04:20->
LIME 050220Z 34011KT 9999 SHRA TS FEW015 SCT030CB BKN050 18/17 Q1011=


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Flightpath (provided by Flightradar24)

Final flightpath of HA-FAX flight QY 7332 © Flightradar24.com

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Aircraft Involved

© M A Ravasio | Planespotters.net

Type: Boeing 737-400F
Registration: HA-FAX
Age a/c: 24.7 years
Constr. No.: 24437

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 2 0 0 2
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

Date: 2016-08-05 Time: 04:07
Location: LIME BGY Bergamo
Country: Italy
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: hull loss

Flight no.: QY 7332
From: LFPG/CDG: Paris-Charles-De-Gaulle To: LIME/BGY: Bergamo
Type: Cargo
Operator: ASL Airlines Hungary

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 3rd safety occurence for the operator
  • 159th safety occurence of type (B737-400)
    – 24th hull loss
  • 6th safety occurence at Bergamo Intl Airport
  • 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question
    – 2011-11-22  took off at Melbourne (AUS) at wrong speed.
    Operator at the time: Qantas

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