Kuwait A332 at Kochi on Aug 14th 2018, temporary runway excursion on landing

Last Update: August 14, 2018 / 17:37:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 14, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-357

Destination
Kochi, India

Aircraft Registration
9K-APB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

Airport ICAO Code
VOCI

A Kuwait Airways Airbus A330-200, registration 9K-APB performing flight KU-357 (dep Aug 13th) from Kuwait (Kuwait) to Kochi (India) with 161 people on board, landed on Kochi's runway 27 at 04:18L (22:48Z Aug 13th) but veered left and contacted a number of runway edge lights before the crew was able to return the aircraft onto the runway center line. The aircraft taxied to the apron, where passengers disembarked normally.

The aircraft sustained minor damage to a number of wheels, a number of runway edge lights were damaged. The runway was closed for about 20 minutes to clear the debris and repair the edge lights. The wheels were replaced.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 5:20 hours, then departed for the return flight and reached Kuwait with a delay of about 4 hours.

Kochi's Cochin International Airport reported the visibility suddenly reduced due to sudden rain while the aircraft was closed to touch down, the aircraft obviously went off the runway center line causing the aircraft to contact runway edge lights on the southern side of the runway. The runway lights were repaired immediately.

Metars:
VOCI 140000Z 00000KT 1700 RA FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 23/22 Q1007 NOSIG=
VOCI 132330Z 00000KT 2500 BR FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 23/23 Q1007 NOSIG=
VOCI 132300Z 07004KT 2500 -RA FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 24/23 Q1007 NOSIG=
VOCI 132230Z 00000KT 2000 BR FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 24/23 Q1007 TEMPO 1500 BR=
VOCI 132200Z 00000KT 2500 BR FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 24/23 Q1007 NOSIG=
VOCI 132130Z 00000KT 2500 BR FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 24/24 Q1007 NOSIG=
VOCI 132100Z 00000KT 2500 BR FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 25/24 Q1008 NOSIG=
VOCI 132030Z 00000KT 3000 BR FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 25/24 Q1008 NOSIG=
VOCI 132000Z 00000KT 3000 BR SCT012 OVC080 25/24 Q1008 NOSIG=
VOCI 131930Z 00000KT 3000 BR SCT012 OVC080 25/24 Q1009 NOSIG=
VOCI 131900Z 00000KT 3000 BR SCT012 OVC080 25/24 Q1009 NOSIG=
VOCI 131830Z 00000KT 3000 BR SCT012 OVC080 25/24 Q1009 NOSIG=
VOCI 131800Z 00000KT 3000 -DZ SCT012 OVC080 25/24 Q1010 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 14, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-357

Destination
Kochi, India

Aircraft Registration
9K-APB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

Airport ICAO Code
VOCI

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