Pegasus B738 at Trabzon on Jan 13th 2018, runway excursion

Last Update: January 18, 2018 / 14:06:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 13, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
PC-8622

Destination
Trabzon, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
TC-CPF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Pegasus Boeing 737-800, registration TC-CPF performing flight PC-8622 from Ankara to Trabzon (Turkey) with 162 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Trabzon's runway 11 at 23:26L (20:26Z) but veered left off the runway, went down a slope and came to a stop on soft ground just short of the sea about 60 meters before the runway end and about 60 meters to the left of the left runway edge. The aircraft was evacuated. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

The airline confirmed the flight had a runway excursion incident while landing in Trabon. The aircraft carried 162 passengers, 2 pilots and 4 crew, all of them disembarked safely, there were no injuries.

The governor of Trabzon reported there were no injuries.

Local emergency services reported 3 people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.

Mode-S data suggest the aircraft touched down normally at 143 knots over ground.

On Jan 15th 2018 Trabzon's Prosecution Office reported they have opened an investigation into the accident. The flight crew was tested for intoxication, no findings were made, and was interviewed. The flight crew reported the flight was normal until after touch down with the first officer being pilot flying, deceleration was slow due to the wet runway, the controls were handed to the captain, the captain applied brakes, the aircraft turned left, the aircraft went off the runway, the right hand engine suddenly accelerated in forward thrust unintentionally. The aircraft went over the cliff and dropped, the right hand engine separated and fell into the sea. The aircraft came to a stop, the crew alerted tower and emergency services responded arriving in a short time.

On Jan 16th 2018 Trabzon's Prosecution Office added the captain stated, that the first officer landed the aircraft, the aircraft however did not slow down during roll out. The captain took control of the aircraft and applied brakes, at this time the aircraft veered left, the right hand engine accelerated when the aircraft was already off the left edge of the runway. The aircraft ran over soft ground for some brief moments, then went over the cliff. The first officer reported that the weather was rainy, the runway was wet, the aircraft did not slow down after the wheels touched down. The aircraft veered to the left, the captain took control, the right hand engine accelerated. (Editorial note: there is no official confirmation of a thrust reverser being locked out as rumors on the Internet claim.)

On Jan 18th 2018 the aircraft was lifted off its final position back onto flat surface with the help of two cranes. The aerodrome was closed for the recovery operation.

Related NOTAMs:
A0333/18 - RWY 11/29 CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. 18 JAN 01:00 2018 UNTIL 19 JAN 01:00 2018. CREATED: 16 JAN 13:57 2018

A0274/18 - RWY 11/29, AIRCRAFT WRECK
-60M AWAY FROM RWY 29 THR
-60M AWAY FROM RWY CENTERLINE
-5M HEIGHT.
13 JAN 22:00 2018 UNTIL 29 JAN 14:00 2018. CREATED: 13 JAN 22:31 2018


A0273/18 - RWY 11/29 CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. 13 JAN 20:50 2018 UNTIL 14 JAN 05:00 2018. CREATED: 13 JAN 20:57 2018


Metars:
LTCG 132200Z 33002KT 2000 -RA BR BKN006 BKN025 08/08 Q1020 BECMG 6000 RMK RWY29 30003KT=
LTCG 132150Z VRB01KT 4000 -RA BR BKN003 BKN025 08/08 Q1020 BECMG 6000 BKN008 BKN028=
COR LTCG 132120Z VRB01KT 4400 -RA BR BKN002 BKN025 08/08 Q1021 BECMG TL2200 BKN004 BKN025=
LTCG 132109Z VRB01KT 4000 -RA BR BKN002 BKN025 08/08 Q1021 BECMG TL2100 BKN004 BKN025 RMK RWY29 31002KT=
LTCG 132050Z 25001KT 2800 -RA BR BKN004 BKN025 08/07 Q1021 BECMG TL2100 3200=
LTCG 132020Z 24001KT 4000 -RA BR BKN003 BKN025 08/07 Q1021 NOSIG=
LTCG 132014Z 00000KT 4000 -RA BR BKN002 BKN025 08/07 Q1021 NOSIG RMK RWY29 VRB01KT=
LTCG 131950Z 00000KT 3700 -RA BR BKN003 BKN028 08/07 Q1021 BECMG 9999 NSW BKN011 BKN028=
LTCG 131920Z VRB01KT 5000 -RA BR BKN008 BKN025 08/07 Q1021 BECMG 9999 NSW BKN011 BKN028=
LTCG 131910Z 02003KT 320V060 6000 -RA BKN007 BKN028 08/07 Q1021 BECMG BKN011 BKN028 RMK RWY29 27002KT=
LTCG 131850Z 31003KT 280V020 9999 BKN011 BKN028 08/07 Q1021 NOSIG=
LTCG 131820Z 27002KT 9999 BKN011 BKN028 09/07 Q1021 NOSIG=
LTCG 131750Z 31003KT 280V350 9999 BKN011 BKN028 08/07 Q1022 NOSIG=
LTCG 131720Z VRB02KT 9999 BKN011 BKN028 09/06 Q1022 NOSIG=
LTCG 131650Z 15005KT 9999 BKN013 BKN028 09/06 Q1022 NOSIG=
LTCG 131620Z 20003KT 150V210 9999 BKN009 BKN028 09/07 Q1022 NOSIG=

Video of the aftermath (Video: Barýs Tekdemir):


Video of recovery Jan 18th 2018 (Video: İhlas Haber Ajansı
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 13, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
PC-8622

Destination
Trabzon, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
TC-CPF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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