Ethiopian B738 at Addis Ababa on Aug 26th 2019, hard landing and runway excursion on landing

Last Update: September 6, 2019 / 16:58:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
ET-307

Aircraft Registration
ET-AXI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration ET-AXI performing flight ET-307 from Nairobi (Kenya) to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), landed on Addis Ababa's wet runway 07R at about 21:20L (18:20Z) when the aircraft veered right after crossing the displaced threshold runway 25L and came to a stop off the right runway edge. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained minor if any damage. Emergency services responded, the passengers disembarked onto the runway via mobile stairs.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Addis Ababa 11 days after the occurrence.

Position data transmitted by the aircraft's transponder suggest the aircraft touched down at 155 knots over ground about 6920 feet past the displaced runway threshold (landing distance available 11297 feet, thus 4377 feet remaining), crossed the displaced threshold 25L about 3250 feet later, veered right and came to a stop beyond the right runway edge about 3720 feet past the touch down position, about 10,630 feet past the displaced runway threshold 07R and about 670 feet short of the runway end.

On Sep 6th 2019 The Aviation Herald received new information from Captain Bernd Kai von Hoesslin TRI B737/Ret. (former B738 and B38M Captain for Ethiopian Airlines having left the company in April 2019, who asked specifically to be identified as source) indicating the aircraft suffered a bounced landing, touched down hard causing damage to the nose gear, a nose wheel fractured, the tyre separated from the rim and hit an engine (CFM56) inlet. The captain was recently upgraded to become captain, the first officer recently joined the airline. Capt. Hoesslin commented: "Another unstabilized approach after RNAV 07R where one comes in very high at the MDA/DA if the AP is allowed to follow the vertical path. Leads to well over 1200 ft min dive into the flare."

Metars (no data available between 15:00Z and 19:00Z):
HAAB 262000Z 29004KT 9999 FEW023 CB BKN025 BKN070 15/14 Q1028=
HAAB 261900Z 09002KT 6000 RA FEW023 CB BKN025 BKN070 14/14 Q1027=
HAAB 261500Z 19010KT 9999 BKN025 19/14 Q1024=
HAAB 261400Z 19010KT 9999 BKN025 20/12 Q1024=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
ET-307

Aircraft Registration
ET-AXI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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