2018-01-13 Pegasus B737-800 landing accident at Trabzon

2018-01-13 Pegasus B737-800 landing accident at Trabzon
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Jan

2018-01-13 Pegasus B737-800 landing accident at Trabzon

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On landing the aircraft veered to the side of the runway where it fell down a steep embankment before it came to rest. All 166 on board survived. Some of them received minor injuries.

UPDATE 2018-01-16

Pegasus Airlines flight PC 8622  from Ankara was landing from the west on runway 11 in darkness and rain (23:26L) at Trabzon-International Airport, when during the deceleration process, the aircraft ran to the left of the runway.

The pilots were, however, unable to correct the misalignment with the runway centreline until the aircraft departed paved surface of the hard shoulder and rolled over soft, downsloping terrain where it came to a stop in a strong nose-down position only a few meters away from the waves of the Black Sea.

An emergency evacuation was initiated via overwings exists and chutes. All 166 on board made it out safely.

The wings, engines and undercarriage are suspected having received substantial damage. It appears all undercarriage sheared off or collapsed. The right engine separated and was found to have fallen into the shallow waters of the Black Sea.

There almost was any wind at the time of the accident, but local visibility was somewhat reduced because of rainfall. Turkish authorities have launched an investigation.

The Airport operations came to a halt because of an ongoing emergency beneath the runway.

Trabzon Airport is built close to the shoreline. Its single runway is measuring 2640 x 45 m (8661 x 148 ft).

NOTAM LTCG:
LTCG A0284/18 AIRCRAFT WRECK -60M BEYOND THR RWY 29 -75M RIGHT
SIDE OF RWY 29 CENTERLINE -5M HEIGHT. 14 JAN 06:55 2018 UNTIL
29 JAN 14:00 2018. CREATED: 14 JAN 06:56 2018

Early reports in Turkish media – based on the reports of both pilots – indicated the right engine #2 (CFM56 -7B26) unintentionally developed forward when the 737 had already reached a slower groundspeed. This created a strong turning momentum around the vertical axis to such an extent the pilots were unable to counteract. This thrust asymmetry occurred at the end of what appeared to be a normal landing run on runway 11. 

Recovery works to pull the stricken aircraft back to runway level are ongoing. No final decision about the fate of the aircraft was made yet.

METAR: Trabzon Airport (LTCG, TZX):

  13/01/2018 20:20->
METAR LTCG 132020Z 24001KT 4000 -RA BR BKN003 BKN025 08/07
           Q1021 NOSIG=
  13/01/2018 20:50->
METAR LTCG 132050Z 25001KT 2800 -RA BR BKN004 BKN025 08/07
           Q1021 BECMG TL2100 3200=

 


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Aircraft
Type: Boeing 737-800
Registration: TC-CPF
Age a/c: 5.16 years
Constr. No.: 40879

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  6 162 0 166
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0

 

OCCURENCE DATASET
Date: 2018-01-12 Time: 23:25
Location: LTCG TZX Trabzon
Country: Turkey
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight
Flight no.: PC 8622
From: LTAC/ESB: Ankara Esenboga International To: LTCG/TZX: Trabzon
Type: Passenger
Operator: Pegasus Airlines

JACDEC 30-year Statistics :

  • 20th safety occurence for the operator
    – no hull loss accidents for Pegasus AL until today
  • 576th safety occurence of type (B737-800)
  • 3rd safety occurence at Trabzon Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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Abbreviations



AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight /  TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions