UPS B744 at Tokyo on May 6th 2023, hard touchdown on windshear recovery

Last Update: April 26, 2024 / 18:53:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 6, 2023

Classification
Accident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-109

Aircraft Registration
N580UP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

Airport ICAO Code
RJAA

A UPS United Parcel Service Boeing 747-400, registration N580UP performing flight 5X-109 from Shanghai Pudong (China) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), was on approach to Narita's runway 16L when on short final the aircraft encountered windshear and touched down hard at about 19:52L (10:52Z) despite the crew performing a windshear recovery procedure. Following the hard touch down the aircraft went around, positioned for another approach to runway 16R and landed without further incident about 20 minutes after the go around.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Tokyo about 25 days after the landing.

On May 31st 2023 Japan's TSB reported they have opened an investigation into the occurrence confirming the aircraft sustained damage during a balked landing due to strong winds.

On Apr 26th 2024 the JTSB released a progress report stating that the extent of the damage became only known on May 26th 2023, the same day they opened an accident investigation. The aircraft was attempting to land on Narita's runway 16L when just before touchdown the airspeed reduced signficantly resulting in a hard touch down and go around. The aircraft landed on 16R about 20 minutes later. The post flight inspection revealed the right inboard flap was interfering with the aileron, there were deformations in the fuselage skin and aft pressure bulkhead. At the time of the accident there was a windshear warning in effect for runway 16L. The investigation is ongoing.

Metars:
RJAA 061200Z 21014G24KT 170V250 9999 FEW030 SCT160 BKN190 22/16 Q1006 WS R16L NOSIG=
RJAA 061130Z 22018G32KT 190V260 9999 FEW030 BKN190 BKN/// 22/15 Q1006 WS R16R WS R16L NOSIG=
RJAA 061100Z 22014G28KT 190V260 9999 FEW030 SCT190 BKN/// 22/15 Q1006 WS R16L NOSIG=
RJAA 061030Z 22016G30KT 180V280 9999 FEW030 BKN180 BKN/// 22/15 Q1005 WS R16L NOSIG=
RJAA 061000Z 22023G36KT 9999 FEW030 SCT180 BKN/// 22/15 Q1004 WS R16L NOSIG=
RJAA 060930Z 22022G35KT 9999 FEW030 BKN/// 23/16 Q1004 WS R16L NOSIG=
RJAA 060900Z 21018G35KT 170V240 9999 FEW030 BKN/// 23/15 Q1004 NOSIG=
RJAA 060830Z 21015G28KT 140V260 9999 FEW030 BKN/// 24/15 Q1004 WS R16L NOSIG=
RJAA 060800Z 22021G38KT 190V250 9999 FEW030 BKN/// 24/15 Q1004 WS R16R NOSIG=
RJAA 060730Z 22020G35KT 180V250 9999 FEW030 BKN/// 24/15 Q1004 WS R16L NOSIG=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N580UP
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
747-428F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B744
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 6, 2023

Classification
Accident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-109

Aircraft Registration
N580UP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

Airport ICAO Code
RJAA

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