LAM B737 at Quelimane on Feb 26th 2021, runway excursion on landing

Last Update: May 13, 2021 / 23:28:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TM-144

Aircraft Registration
C9-BAR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A LAM Linhas Aereas De Mocambique Boeing 737-700, registration C9-BAR performing flight TM-144 (Callsign LAM1134) from Maputo to Quelimane (Mozambique) with 99 passengers and 5 crew, landed on Quelimane's runway 18 at about 14:45L (12:45Z) but went left off the runway near the runway end coming to a stop with all gear on the grass between runway and taxiway to assist backtracking. There were no injuries.

A passenger video shows it was raining at the time, the runway, taxiways and grass were wet.

The airline reported: "A LAM aircraft, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique, when landing this afternoon on the runway at Quelimane airport, coming from Maputo, ended up sliding, ending up at the end of the runway. The incident, which recorded no human casualties, occurred this afternoon, around 2.40 pm, with the Boeing aircraft, B737-700, C9BAR, which was flying TM 1134, between Maputo and Quelimane. Firefighters from Mozambique's airports rushed in immediately and then passengers and crew disembarked and were taken to airport facilities."

On May 13th 2021 Mozambique's IACM released their preliminary report in Portuguese only stating that the crew reported they felt the aircraft was not slowing down sufficiently. In order to prevent the aircraft from exiting the runway at the end the commander deliberately steered the aircraft to the left, the aircraft came to a stop abeam the runway end 52 degrees off the runway axis. The total ground run had been 1300 meters. The aircraft had touched down beyond the 1000 feet marker of runway 18.

The IACM reported that the read out of the CVR is yet to be done and annotated, that C9-BAR followed a general aviation aircraft which landed just prior but did not report the runway condition or braking efficiency. Tower also failed to inform the crew that the runway was wet.

The flight data recorder revealed the aircraft landed with a tail wind of 10 knots, the aircraft touched down 400 meters past the runway threshold, the runway with 1800 meters length is short and critical for a Boeing 737-700 in wet conditions.

The crew did not consider to use the procedures for landing in wet conditions, including applying flaps 40, positive touchdown in the initial zone of the runway, autobrakes in MAX position, maximum thrust on reversers.

Metars:
FQQL 261400Z 16007KT 9999 BKN020 30/24 Q1007=
FQQL 261300Z 07002KT 9999 BKN020 FEW025CB 31/22 Q1006 RMK CB TO NW=
FQQL 261200Z 27004KT 9999 BKN018 35/23 Q1006=
FQQL 261100Z 22004KT 9999 BKN020 34/22 Q1007=
FQQL 261000Z 03002KT 9999 BKN020 33/24 Q1008=
COR FQQL 260900Z 36003KT 360V100 9999 BKN020 32/24 Q1009=
FQQL 260800Z 05003KT 9999 SCT020 31/25 Q1010=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TM-144

Aircraft Registration
C9-BAR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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