Spicejet DH8D at Belgaum on Oct 24th 2021, landed on opposite runway

Last Update: October 24, 2021 / 18:17:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 24, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-3733

Destination
Belgaum, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SQC

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Spicejet de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration VT-SQC performing flight SG-3733 from Hyderabad to Belgaum (India), was cleared to land on Belgaum's runway 26 however touched down and rolled out on runway 08.

The crew taxied the aircraft to the apron, had passengers disembark and embark for the return flight and performed the return flight SG-3734 without reporting the occurrence. After arrival back in Hyderabad a report had been received by the airport of Belgaum, the CVR and FDR were secured, the CVR however already was overwritten.

The airline confirmed ATC had cleared the flight to land on runway 26 at Belgaum, however, the aircraft landed on runway 08. Both pilots have been de-rostered.

India's AAIB is going to investigate the occurrence. The AAIB reported the aircraft landed on the other, unassigned end of the runway. While this is serious enough already the crew apparently committed an even bigger mistake by not reporting the occurrence and performing the return flight. About 4 hours after that landing on the opposite end of the runway the airport operator sent their report in, but by then the CVR, storing two hours of audio, was already overwritten.

Metars:
VOBM 240700Z 05006KT 6000 SCT012 SCT080 27/16 Q1017=
VOBM 240630Z 05006KT 6000 SCT012 BKN080 27/17 Q1018=
VOBM 240600Z 05004KT 6000 SCT012 BKN080 26/17 Q1018=
VOBM 240530Z 36004KT 6000 SCT012 BKN080 26/17 Q1019=
VOBM 240500Z 32006KT 6000 SCT012 BKN080 26/20 Q1019=
VOBM 240430Z 32006KT 4000 BR SCT012 BKN080 25/20 Q1019=
VOBM 240400Z 32006KT 4000 BR SCT012 BKN080 24/19 Q1019=
VOBM 240330Z 32006KT 3000 BR BKN006 SCT012 24/20 Q1019=
VOBM 240300Z 29006KT 1500 BR BKN006 SCT012 23/20 Q1019=
VOBM 240230Z 29006KT 1000 BR BKN006 SCT012 22/20 Q1018=
VOBM 240200Z 32004KT 0800 FG BKN006 SCT012 BKN080 22/20 Q1018=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 24, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-3733

Destination
Belgaum, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SQC

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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