2017-05-24 China Eastern Airbus A321 runway excursion at Hong Kong
The Airbus A321 exited the right side of the runway while landing amidst heavy downpour.
China Eastern Airlines flight MU 765 from Nanjing, abandoned its approach to runway 07L at 10:18L , likely for weather reasons, when the aircraft was on short final and repositioned for a reciprocal approach to the opposite runway 25L.
At the time local weather consisted of heavy rain and reduced visibility conditions.(METAR see below) A number of other aircraft also discontinued their approaches to runway 07L because of the weather situation. Immediately ahead of MU 765 was Hong Kong Airlines flight HX 453 (A320) from Chengdu that failed to land and was following a missed approach track.
About 40 minutes later (at around 10:49L) the A321 landed on runway 25R but was unable to vacate to the left as air traffic control requested. Instead it drifted to the right and ran off the right shoulder of the runway until it came to rest with its nose and right maingear in soft grass between the „Alpha 4“ and „Alpha 3“ exits.
All passengers and crewmembers remained unscathed.
The runway was immediately closed for all traffic until the immobilized aircraft was removed about 2 hours later.
METAR: Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH):
SPECI VHHH 240241Z 35015KT 320V030 3300 R07R/P2000U R25L/1300U R07L/P2000U R25R/1700U +TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT025 25/23 Q1008 TEMPO 1600 TSRA SHRA FEW010CB SCT020=
SPECI VHHH 240235Z 35021G33KT 0650 0500E R07R/1900U R25L/1200D R07L/1400U R25R/1100N +TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT025 25/23 Q1008 TEMPO 1600 TSRA SHRA FEW010CB SCT020=
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Type: Airbus A321
Age a/c: 8.8 years
Constr. No.: 3593
Occupants & Casualties
Date: 2017-05-24 Time: 10:45:00
Location: VHHH HKG Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport
Country: Hong Kong
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: none
Flight no.: MU 765
From: ZSNJ/NKG: Nanjing To: VHHH/HKG: Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport
Operator: China Eastern Airlines
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 38th safety occurence for the operator
- 168th safety occurence of type (A321)
- 37th safety occurence at Hong Kong Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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