Kuwait B773 at Lahore on Oct 3rd 2020, needed assistance to backtrack runway

Last Update: October 4, 2020 / 18:06:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 3, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-203

Destination
Lahore, Pakistan

Aircraft Registration
9K-AOH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

Airport ICAO Code
OPLA

A Kuwait Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration 9K-AOH performing flight KU-203 from Kuwait City (Kuwait) to Lahore (Pakistan) with 241 people on board, landed on Lahore's runway 36L, slowed to taxi speed and continued to the end of the runway to use the turn pad to back track the runway to the apron, however, could not complete the turn and stopped. The crew requested assistance by ground equipment to complete the turn. About 20 minutes later the aircraft was able to backtrack the runway and reach the apron.

The aircraft departed for the return flight KU-204 on schedule.

At the time of the occurrence Lahore's main runway 36R/18L was closed for reconstruction work, a NOTAM to exercise caution was released for the turn pad at runway 36L/18R.

A similiar occurrence had happened to another Boeing 777-200 in 2014, see Incident: PIA B772 near Lahore on Dec 31st 2014, wheels got stuck on runway.

Related NOTAMs:
A0701/20 NOTAMR A0554/20
Q) OPLR/QMRXX///A/000/999/
A) OPLA
B) 2009171105 C) 2202212359 EST
E) RECONSTRUCTION WORK OF MAIN RWY-36R/18L SHALL COMMENCE W.E.F
4TH AUG'2020, THEREFORE, MAIN RWY WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR ACFT
OPERATIONS. ACFT OPERATION AT AIIAP LAHORE WILL CONTINUE FROM
SECONDARY RWY-36L/18R FOR ACFT COMPATIBLE WITH RWY SPECIFICATIONS
AS PUBLISHED IN AIP PAKISTAN AD2.OPLA PARA 2.12. I.E 69/F/C/X/U.

A0666/20 NOTAMN
Q) OPLR/QMRXX///A/000/999/
A) OPLA
B) 2009041025 C) PERM
D) H24
E) DIMENSION OF TURN PAD ON RWY-18R ARE 320FT X 250FT
(LENGTH X WIDTH). ALL PILOTS ARE TO EXER CTN WHILE
MAKING TURN ON THE TURN PAD RWY-18R

A0533/20 NOTAMN
Q) OPLR/QMRXX///A/000/999/
A) OPLA
B) 2007241830 C) PERM
E) RUNWAY 36L/18R IS AVAILABLE FOR FLIGHT OPERATION HAVING
FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:
LENGTH AND WIDTH 2743 X 46M
SHOULDERS NOT PROVIDED
PCN 69/F/C/X/U
THRESHOLD COORDINATES 36L
(313033.099N 742408.60E)
18R
(313202.104N 742410.188E)
STOPWAY 36L(274M) AND 18R(244M)
CLEARWAY 36L(274M) AND 18R(244M)
RESA 36L (92 X 90M)
SECONDARY RUNWAY 36L PRECISION APPROACH CAT-1 WITH
SIMPLE APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM
----------------------------------------------
RWY TORA TODA ASDA LDA
------------------------------------------------------------
36L 2743 3017 3017 2743
------------------------------------------------------------
18R 2743 2987 2987 2743
-----------------------------------------------------------
BB) AIRLINES TO OPERATE AIRCRAFT COMPATIBLES WITH
PCN VALUE 69/F/C/X/U OF SECONDARY RUNWAY 36L/18R

Metars:
OPLA 032125Z 00000KT 4000 FU NSC 25/18 Q1006 RMK QFE979 RMK A29.73=
OPLA 032055Z 00000KT 4000 FU NSC 25/18 Q1006 NOSIG RMK QFE979 RMK A29.73=
OPLA 032025Z 00000KT 4000 FU NSC 25/18 Q1006 RMK QFE979 RMK A29.73=
OPLA 031955Z 00000KT 4000 FU NSC 26/18 Q1006 NOSIG RMK QFE979 RMK A29.73=
OPLA 031925Z 00000KT 4000 FU NSC 26/17 Q1007 RMK QFE979 RMK A29.74=
OPLA 031855Z 00000KT 4000 FU NSC 26/17 Q1007 NOSIG RMK QFE979 RMK A29.74=
OPLA 031825Z 00000KT 4000 FU NSC 27/18 Q1007 RMK QFE979 RMK A29.75=
OPLA 031755Z 00000KT 4000 FU NSC 27/18 Q1007 NOSIG RMK QFE979 RMK 29.75=
OPLA 031655Z 00000KT 4000 FU NSC 28/17 Q1007 NOSIG RMK QFE979 RMK 29.75=
OPLA 031625Z 00000KT 4000 HZ NSC 29/17 Q1007 RMK QFE979 RMK 29.74=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 3, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-203

Destination
Lahore, Pakistan

Aircraft Registration
9K-AOH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

Airport ICAO Code
OPLA

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