TriMG B733 at Paro on Jul 12th 2021, unstabilized approach, bank angle and GPWS warning shortly before touchdown, hard touch down

Last Update: August 5, 2021 / 12:44:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 12, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GM-515

Destination
Paro, Bhutan

Aircraft Registration
PK-YGW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

A Tri-M.G. Intra Asia Airlines Boeing 737-300 freighter, registration PK-YGW performing flight GM-515 from Kolkata (India) to Paro (Bhutan), was on approach to Paro's runway 33 when the crew received a "BANK ANGLE" warning as well as a GPWS "Sink Rate! Pull Up!" warning but continued the approach resulting in a hard touch down.

According to Unicef the aircraft was carrying Moderna vaccines to Bhutan that were donated to Bhutan within the COVAX initiative.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Paro for about 16 hours, then departed for the next sector to Bangkok (Thailand).
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 12, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GM-515

Destination
Paro, Bhutan

Aircraft Registration
PK-YGW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

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