Virgin Australia B738 at Coolangatta on Jan 28th 2013, temporary loss of control due to aquaplaning on landing

Last Update: February 1, 2013 / 17:32:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 28, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DJ-1693

Aircraft Registration
VH-YFF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800, registration VH-YFF performing flight DJ-1693 from Canberra,AC to Coolangatta Gold Coast,QL (Australia), was on final approach to Gold Coast Airport's runway 32 at about 22:25L (12:25Z) when the aircraft encountered windshear and moderate turbulence, the crew continued for a touchdown on the runway. After touchdown the aircraft hydroplaned towards the left edge of the runway before the crew regained control and slowed the aircraft without further incident.

The Australian Transportation Safety Board rated the occurrence an incident and opened an investigation stating: "Upon touchdown, the aircraft aquaplaned towards the left side of the runway before the crew regained control."

Earlier that day most flights to/from Gold Coast Airport had been cancelled due to severe weather and lack of an instrument landing system available at the aerodrome.



Metars:
YBCG 281400Z AUTO 03017KT 4400 // SCT006 BKN019 OVC034 24/23 Q1002
YBCG 281330Z AUTO 03021G32KT 1900 // SCT005 BKN010 OVC029 24/24 Q1002
YBCG 281300Z AUTO 04026KT 2600 // BKN007 BKN010 OVC019 24/23 Q1002
YBCG 281230Z AUTO 04025G35KT 2000 // SCT009 OVC014 24/23 Q1002
YBCG 281200Z AUTO 04024KT 1700 // SCT009 OVC013 24/23 Q1002
YBCG 281100Z AUTO 04024G34KT 5000 // SCT014 BKN022 OVC025 24/23 Q1002
YBCG 281030Z AUTO 04025KT 5000 // BKN012 OVC018 24/23 Q1002
YBCG 281002Z AUTO 05022G32KT 5000 // BKN012 BKN020 OVC062 24/23 Q1002
YBCG 281001Z AUTO 05022G32KT 5000 // SCT012 BKN015 OVC062 24/23 Q1001
YBCG 280900Z AUTO 04028G39KT 6000 // BKN014 OVC023 24/23 Q1001
YBCG 280800Z AUTO 03025G36KT 7000 // SCT012 BKN016 OVC046 25/23 Q1000
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-YFF
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
THE BOEING COMPANY
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8FE
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Main Operator
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 28, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DJ-1693

Aircraft Registration
VH-YFF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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