SAS A20N at Rome on Feb 13th 2023, a really hot approach

Last Update: February 28, 2023 / 20:28:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 13, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-681

Aircraft Registration
EI-SIC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

Airport ICAO Code
LIRF

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A320-200N, registration EI-SIC performing flight SK-681 from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy), was on final approach to Rome's runway 16L descending through about 200 feet AGL just with the gear extended, flaps and slats still retracted and at about 230 knots over ground, when the crew initiated a go around reaching the lowest altitude of about 150 feet. The aircraft climbed to 3000 feet, positioned for another approach to runway 16L and landed safely, with flaps, slats and gear extended about 10 minutes after the go around.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Rome for about 90 minutes, then performed the return flight to Copenhagen.

According to information The Aviation Herald received the aircraft was fast and hot on the approach and eventually lowered the gear first descending through 175 feet at 1280 fpm sinkrate and a speed of 226 knots over ground.

Metars:
LIRF 131120Z VRB03KT CAVOK 14/02 Q1035 NOSIG=
LIRF 131050Z 07004KT 010V120 CAVOK 14/01 Q1035 NOSIG=
LIRF 131020Z 08004KT 050V120 CAVOK 13/01 Q1036 NOSIG=
LIRF 130950Z 08005KT CAVOK 12/02 Q1036 NOSIG=
LIRF 130920Z 07005KT CAVOK 10/01 Q1036 NOSIG=
LIRF 130850Z 08005KT CAVOK 09/01 Q1036 NOSIG=
LIRF 130820Z 09003KT 040V130 CAVOK 07/01 Q1036 NOSIG=
LIRF 130750Z 06004KT CAVOK 05/01 Q1035 NOSIG=
LIRF 130720Z 07004KT CAVOK 03/M02 Q1035 NOSIG=
LIRF 130650Z 06005KT CAVOK 02/M02 Q1035 NOSIG=
LIRF 130620Z 08006KT CAVOK 02/M03 Q1035 NOSIG=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-SIC
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-251N
ICAO Aircraft Type
A20N
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 13, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-681

Aircraft Registration
EI-SIC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

Airport ICAO Code
LIRF

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