Spicejet B738 at Mumbai on Sep 19th 2017, overran runway on landing

Last Update: September 20, 2017 / 21:27:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-703

Destination
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SGZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
VABB

A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, registration VT-SGZ performing flight SG-703 from Varanasi to Mumbai (India) with 183 people on board, landed on Mumbai's runway 27 in heavy rain at 21:57L (16:27Z) but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground. There were no injuries, the passengers disembarked onto soft ground and were taken to the terminal.

On Sep 20th 2017 a passenger reported that the aircraft had been holding for about 30 minutes at high altitude due to traffic congestion. Finally the captain announced they were now commencing their approach. When the aircraft was over the runway it became clear something was wrong, the aircraft didn't touch down but floated for a long time. When the wheels finally touched down it was too late and the aircraft went beyond the runway end and ended up with the nose gear on soft ground, which abruptly stopped the aircraft. The captain then announced everyone should remain seated explaining what happened and advising that help from the ground was about to arrive. However, no stairs arrived and the passengers were instructed to disembark via the slides. A fellow passenger opened an overwing exit and jumped down the wing, the others went for the slides at the doors.

Runway 09/27 remained closed for about 23 hours until the aircraft was recovered and removed from the runway.

Related NOTAM:
A1656/17 - RWY 09/27 NOT AVBL DUE DISABLED ACFT. 19 SEP 17:00 2017 UNTIL 20 SEP 05:00 2017. CREATED: 19 SEP 17:08 2017

Metars:
VABB 191830Z 31010G20KT 0900 R27/0900 RA SCT010 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 25/25 Q1005 TEMPO 0500 +RA=
VABB 191800Z 30011KT 1200 R27/1200 RA SCT010 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 26/25 Q1005 TEMPO 0800 +RA=
VABB 191730Z 29015G25KT 1200 R27/1200 RA SCT010 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 26/25 Q1005 TEMPO 0800 +RA=
VABB 191700Z 30008KT 0900 R27/1000 -TSRA SCT010 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 25/25 Q1007 TEMPO 0500 +TSRA=
VABB 191630Z 30016G26KT 0800 R27/0900 -TSRA SCT010 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 25/24 Q1006 NOSIG=
VABB 191600Z 33012G22KT 0700 R27/0800 -TSRA SCT010 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 26/25 Q1006 NOSIG=
VABB 191530Z 30012G22KT 1000 R27/1200 -SHRA SCT010 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 26/25 Q1007 NOSIG=
VABB 191500Z 28017G27KT 1500 R27/1500 -SHRA SCT010 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 26/25 Q1005 NOSIG=
VABB 191430Z 30017G27KT 1500 R27/1500 -SHRA SCT010 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 26/25 Q1005 NOSIG=
VABB 191330Z 29020G30KT 0300 R27/0400 +SHRA SCT008 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 24/24 Q1003 NOSIG=
VABB 191315Z 28022G33KT 0250 R27/0400 +SHRA SCT008 SCT015 FEW030CB OVC080 25/24 Q1003 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-703

Destination
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SGZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
VABB

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