PIA AT42 at Lahore on Aug 31st 2012, runway excursion, right main gear collapse

Last Update: September 12, 2012 / 16:24:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 31, 2012

Classification
Accident

Flight number
PK-653

Destination
Lahore, Pakistan

Aircraft Registration
AP-BHJ

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-42

ICAO Type Designator
AT42

A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Avion de Transport Regional ATR-42-500, registration AP-BHJ performing flight PK-653 from Islamabad to Lahore (Pakistan) with 42 passengers and 4 crew, veered right of runway 36R while landing in Lahore at about 15:10L (10:10Z) and came to a stop completely off the runway with the right main gear collapsed. No injuries are being reported, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Runway 18L/36R was closed for about 26 hours until the aircraft was recovered and towed off the runway.

Passengers reported they were not aware of any problem prior to touch down, the aircraft skidded off the runway due to heavy rain causing the right main gear to collapse. There were no injuries.

Another passenger reported the aircraft suffered a very hard touchdown followed by the collapse of the right hand gear.

Pakistan's CAA reported emergency services were alerted after the aircraft had touched down. Nobody of the about 35 occupants was taken to a hospital.

The airline confirmed the aircraft had touched down on the runway but during roll out skidded off the runway due to heavy rain. The pilot brought the aircraft back under control but the right main gear of the aircraft collapsed. There were no injuries, the passengers were bussed to the terminal.

On Sep 11th 2012 the French BEA reported quoting Pakistani Authorities, that the aircraft touched down just at the beginning of the paved surface - undershoot area - to the right of the extended runway 36R centerline, started skidding to the right and came to a stop about 1700 feet past the runway threshold and 60 feet off the right edge of the runway. The right main gear collapsed, debris off the aircraft was collected from the beginning of the runway end safety area ahead of runway 36R to the final position of the aircraft. The fuselage received damage as well, the extent of the damage is still being assessed.

Metars:
OPLA 311130Z 00000KT 3000 FU SCT040 BKN100 27/23 Q1001
OPLA 311100Z 11004KT 3000 RA BKN040 OVC100 27/23 Q1002 A29.59 TEMPO 31030KT 2000 TSRA FEW030CB
OPLA 311025Z 11003KT 3000 RA BKN100 OVC100 25/24 Q1002
OPLA 311015Z 16009KT 3000 RA BKN040 OVC100 29/24 Q1003
OPLA 311000Z 33008KT 4000 -RA SCT040 BKN100 32/24 Q1002 TEMPO 31030KT 2000 TSRA FEW030CB A29.59
OPLA 310930Z 15003KT 5000 FU SCT040 SCT100 34/24 Q1002
OPLA 310855Z 14006KT 5000 SCT040 SCT100 34/24 Q1003 TEMPO 31030KT 2000 TSRA FEW030CB NOSIG
OPLA 310825Z 11004KT 6000 SCT040 35/24 Q1003
OPLA 310755Z 14004KT 6000 SCT040 35/24 Q1004
OPLA 310725Z 14004KT 6000 FEW040 34/23 Q1004 A29.65
OPLA 310655Z 13004KT 6000 FEW040 33/23 Q1004 NOSIG A29.65

Relevant NOTAM:
A0723/12 - MAIN RWY 36R/18L CLSD DUE DISABLED AIRCRAFT, RWY 36L/18R AVBL PCN 55/F/C/X/T. 31 AUG 11:00 2012 UNTIL 01 SEP 10:00 2012. CREATED: 31 AUG 11:42 2012
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 31, 2012

Classification
Accident

Flight number
PK-653

Destination
Lahore, Pakistan

Aircraft Registration
AP-BHJ

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-42

ICAO Type Designator
AT42

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