Jet Airways B738 at Riyadh on Aug 3rd 2018, rejected takeoff from taxiway results in taxiway excursion

Last Update: June 19, 2019 / 16:21:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
9W-523

Destination
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-JFS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
OERK

A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800, registration VT-JFS performing flight 9W-523 from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to Mumbai (India) with 144 passengers and 7 crew, was cleared for takeoff from from Riyadh's runway 33R at about 00:20L (21:20Z Aug 2nd), but lined up with taxiway K and commenced takeoff when the aircraft rejected takeoff, the aircraft veered right off the taxiway and came to a stop on soft ground about 2400 meters/7900 feet down the runway near taxiway G4. The aircraft was evacuated. No injuries are being reported, the damage to the aircraft is being assessed.

The airline reported the aircraft rejected takeoff and departed the runway, everybody was evacuated. There were no injuries. The passengers were accomodated in the airport's terminal building. Local Authorities are investigating the occurrence.

India's Media claim the airline filed a report with the DGCA India that the crew saw an object on the runway and rejected takeoff.

On Aug 5th 2018 Saudi Arabia's AIB reported in a press release: "Initial factural information confirm that the aircraft attempted takeoff from taxiway (K), parallel to takeoff designated Runway (R33), while visibility was high and no obstacles or FOD were on the taxiway, the aircraft accelerated with full take off power and exceeded the taxiway onto unpaved area ending up close to the exit of taxiway (G4) north of taxiway (K)."

The current aerodrome chart released by AIP Saudi Arabia does not show a taxiway K.

In 2019 Saudi Arabia's AIB wrote (in a a narrative not associated with any formal investigation reports):

On 03 August 2018, a Jet Airways Boeing 737-8AL, registration VT-JFS, was performing flight No JAI-523 from King Khalid International Airport (OERK), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Mumbai Airport (VABB), India with 144 passengers and 7 crewmembers onboard.

JAI-523 was cleared to taxi through taxiway (TWY-G) and for take-off from runway (RWY-33R). JAI-523 lined up on the TWY-K that is parallel to RWY-33R and commenced its take-off roll.

Approaching the end of TWY-K, the Flight Deck Crew (FDC) realized the situation and aborted the take-off.

The aircraft uneventfully came to a complete stop on an unpaved ground along the path of TWY-K past TWY-G4 at approximately 2485 meters (m) from the beginning of take-off roll on TWY-K.

The OERK Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) responded to the incident emergency call, arrived at the scene, controlled the situation and secured the aircraft and its occupants. All passengers and crewmembers safely evacuated the aircraft through the emergency escape slides and were transported to the airport terminal with no reported injuries.

The AIB indicates in that narrative that a preliminary report was released and the final report is being drafted (however, none of this has surfaced on the AIB's website, the sections for preliminary, interim and final reports are completely empty).

Related NOTAMs:
A0724/18 NOTAMN
Q) OEJD/QMXCS/IV/M /A /000/999/2457N04642E005
A) OERK B) 1805281500 C) PERM
E) ESTABLISH NEW TWY K SOUTH OF RWY 15L/33R FM RWY 33R HLDG PSN TO
TWY G3 OPN AND OPR FOR ACFT MOV AS FLW
- WID : 25M
- SFC : ASPH
- PCN : 80/F/A/W/T
- LGTD AND MARKED

A1033/18 NOTAMN
Q) OEJD/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/2457N04642E005
A) OERK B) 1808030300 C) 1808040300
E) RWY 15L/33R CLSD, TWY K, EXIT TWY G2, G3, G4 AND PORTION OF TWY G BETWEEN TWY T UP TO TWY R CLSD.

Metars:
OERK 022300Z 00000KT CAVOK 29/00 Q1005 NOSIG=
OERK 022200Z 33003KT CAVOK 31/M01 Q1006 NOSIG=
OERK 022100Z 29004KT CAVOK 32/M01 Q1006 NOSIG=
OERK 022000Z 33005KT CAVOK 34/M02 Q1006 NOSIG=
OERK 021900Z 33008KT CAVOK 35/M01 Q1006 NOSIG=
OERK 021800Z 33008KT CAVOK 36/M02 Q1006 NOSIG=
OERK 021700Z 35006KT CAVOK 37/M01 Q1005 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
9W-523

Destination
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-JFS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
OERK

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