Spicejet B738 at Guwahati on Dec 4th 2020, hard touchdown short of runway threshold

Last Update: December 5, 2020 / 11:16:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 4, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-960

Destination
Guwahati, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SLL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, registration VT-SLL performing flight SG-960 from Bangalore to Guwahati (India), was on approach to Guwahati's runway 02 at about 08:16L (02:46Z) when the aircraft developed a high sink rate and touched down hard at about 2.12G short of the runway threshold onto the paved runway end safety area, contacted and damaged three threshold lights and rolled out without further incident.

A post flight inspection revealed one of the tyres had received cuts.

India's DGCA opened an investigation into the occurrence, both flight crew were suspended pending the investigation.

The airline reported the return flight SG-961 was delayed due to operational reasons.

Passengers waiting for the return flight SG-961 reported they were told no captain was available for the flight and needed to be flown in from Delhi.

The occurrence aircraft departed for the return flight SG-961 after about 10.5 hours on the ground with a delay of 9:45 hours.

Metars:
VEGT 040400Z 00000KT 3500 BR FEW020 SCT100 21/19 Q1015 NOSIG=
VEGT 040330Z 00000KT 3000 BR FEW020 SCT100 20/18 Q1015 BECMG 5000 BR=
VEGT 040300Z 00000KT 3000 BR FEW020 SCT100 19/18 Q1015 NOSIG=
VEGT 040230Z 00000KT 3000 BR FEW020 SCT100 19/17 Q1014 NOSIG=
VEGT 040200Z 00000KT 2500 BR FEW020 SCT100 18/17 Q1014 NOSIG=
VEGT 040130Z 00000KT 2000 BR FEW020 SCT100 17/16 Q1013 BECMG 3000 BR=
VEGT 040100Z 00000KT 1800 BR FEW020 SCT100 16/16 Q1013 NOSIG=
VEGT 040030Z 00000KT 1800 BR FEW020 SCT100 16/16 Q1013 NOSIG=
VEGT 040000Z 00000KT 2000 BR FEW020 SCT100 16/16 Q1013 NOSIG=
VEGT 032330Z 00000KT 2000 BR FEW020 SCT100 16/16 Q1012 TEMPO 1000 MIFG=
VEGT 032300Z 00000KT 2000 BR FEW020 SCT100 16/16 Q1012 NOSIG=
VEGT 032230Z 00000KT 2000 BR FEW018 SCT100 16/16 Q1012 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 4, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-960

Destination
Guwahati, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SLL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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