United B738 at San Jose on Dec 30th 2020, temporary runway excursion on landing

Last Update: December 31, 2020 / 18:08:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 30, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1055

Aircraft Registration
N73275

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
MROC

A United Boeing 737-800, registration N73275 performing flight UA-1055 from Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA) to San Jose (Costa Rica) with 117 passengers and 10 crew, landed on San Jose's runway 07 at 18:33L (00:33Z Dec 31st) but veered left off the runway, the left main gear exited the paved surface of the runway running over grass for about 250 meters before the crew managed to return the aircraft onto the runway. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained minor damage.

A number of runway edge lights were damaged as result of the runway excursion, too.

Costa Rica's Civil Aviation Authority reported the aircraft landed on runway 07, apparently one of the gear struts left the runway for aboout 250 meters and returned onto the runway hitting some lights. An investigation has been opened.

The FAA reported the aircraft suffered a lateral runway excursion causing unknown damage to landing gear, engine cowling and runway lights. 117 passengers, 2 flight crew and 8 cabin crew were on board.

Metars:
MROC 310200Z 26008KT 240V310 9999 OVC005 20/20 A3002 RERA NOSIG=
MROC 310100Z 24007KT 5000 RA BR SCT002 OVC015 20/20 A3000 NOSIG=
MROC 310000Z 24008KT 9999 -RA OVC005 20/20 A2997 NOSIG=
MROC 302300Z 25007KT 9999 BKN015 21/20 A2995 NOSIG=
MROC 302200Z 25009KT 210V270 9999 BKN015 23/20 A2994 NOSIG=
MROC 302100Z 24011KT 9999 SCT020 24/19 A2993 NOSIG=
MROC 302000Z 24010KT 210V270 9999 BKN030 26/20 A2994 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 30, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1055

Aircraft Registration
N73275

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
MROC

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