2017-07-18 Smartwings Airbus A320 runway excursion at Bourgas

2017-07-18 Smartwings Airbus A320 runway excursion at Bourgas

2017-07-18 Smartwings Airbus A320 runway excursion at Bourgas


The A320 ran off the landing runway at Bourgas Airport in heavy rain coming to rest with all gear off the runway. All on board remained unhurt.


With 178 passengers on board, the Airbus A320 (operated for Smartwings / Travel Service on lease from Orange2Fly) approached Bourgas Airport from the southwest for a landing on runway 04.

Local weather at the time consisted of overcast skies and intense rainfall.  After an apparent normal touchdown the aircraft veered to the right and left the concrete surface until it rolled across soft ground for a hundred meters until it came to a standstill with all undercarriage on soft soil.

It is understood that damage to the A320 is minor. Passenger were deplaned via mobile airstairs. The airport was closed for all traffic for a number of hours until the A320 was removed and the runway inspected.

Allegded Bourgas ATC conversation with flight QS1482

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METAR: Bourgas Airport (LBBG):

18/07/2017 08:30->
METAR LBBG 180630Z 29003KT 260V350 9999 SHRA FEW033TCU BKN048
           18/16 Q1018 NOSIG=
18/07/2017 09:00->
METAR LBBG 180700Z 31003KT 280V350 9999 -SHRA FEW030TCU BKN044
           18/17 Q1018 RERA NOSIG=





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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Airbus A320
Registration: SX-ORG
Age a/c: 16.5 years
Constr. No.: 1407

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  178 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0


Date: 2017-07-18 Time: 07:48
Location: LBBG BOJ Burgas
Country: Bulgaria
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: TVS 1482
From: LKTB/BRQ: Brno Turany To: LBBG/BOJ: Bourgas
Type: Passenger
Operator: Smart Wings

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 1sth safety occurence for the operator
  • 601st safety occurence of type (A320)
  • 2nd safety occurence at Bourgas Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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