Jetstar A320 at Christchurch on May 31st 2024, temporary runway excursion on landing

Last Update: June 17, 2024 / 19:04:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 31, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
JQ-225

Aircraft Registration
VH-VFF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
NZCH

An Jetstar Airbus A320-200, registration VH-VFF performing flight JQ-225 from Auckland to Christchurch (New Zealand), landed on Christchurch's runway 02 at 07:45L (19:45Z May 30th) and slowed when at low speed the aircraft began to veer to the right, temporarily went off the paved surface onto grass about 2050 meters/6700 feet down the runway before returning onto the runway's paved surface and coming to a stop at the right hand edge of the runway. There were no injuries, the aircraft received minor damage.

Passengers reported that the crew told them the aircraft had suffered a hydraulic leak at the right hand side during approach, after touchdown the right hand engine just seemed to spool up and caused them to vacate the runway, the aircraft swerved to the right and took a few runway edge lights out, they had to bring the aircraft to a stop for safety reasons, they were safe, emergency services were checking around the aircraft that everything was safe.

The airline reported a steering issue caused the runway excursion. There were no injuries, the aircraft was towed to the apron. New Zealand's TAIC is investigating.

New Zealand's TAIC opened an investigation into the occurrence.

On Jun 17th 2024 the TAIC reported on descent towards Christchurch the crew received a low yellow hydraulic quantity indication, which impacted nose gear steering. Upon landing the aircraft temporarily veered off the runway, impacted a runway sign and received damage to the right hand engine. The TAIC rated the occurrence an incident and opened an investigation.

Related NOTAMs:
B3077/24 NOTAMN
Q) NZZC/QMAXX/IV/NBO/A /000/999/4329S17232E005
A) NZCH B) 2405302101 C) 2405310500 EST
E) MOVEMENT AREA GUIDANCE SIGN TWY A4 U/S

B3081/24 NOTAMN
Q) NZZC/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/4329S17232E005
A) NZCH B) 2405302119 C) 2405302230
E) RWY 02/20 CLSD

B3082/24 NOTAMR B3081/24
Q) NZZC/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/4329S17232E005
A) NZCH B) 2405302130 C) 2405310100
E) RWY 02/20 CLSD

Metars:
NZCH 301930Z AUTO 19001KT 9999 NCD 00/00 Q1017=
NZCH 301900Z AUTO 28003KT 9999 NCD 01/00 Q1016=
NZCH 301830Z AUTO 33001KT 9999 NCD 01/01 Q1016=
NZCH 301800Z AUTO 27002KT 9999 NCD 01/01 Q1016=
NZCH 301730Z AUTO 32002KT 9999 NCD 02/01 Q1016=
NZCH 301700Z AUTO 24001KT 9999 NCD 01/00 Q1015=
NZCH 301630Z AUTO 34001KT 9999 NCD 02/01 Q1015=
NZCH 301600Z AUTO 22001KT 9999 NCD 03/02 Q1015=
NZCH 301530Z AUTO 27001KT 9999 NCD 04/03 Q1015=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 31, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
JQ-225

Aircraft Registration
VH-VFF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
NZCH

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