Copa B737 at Panama City on May 21st 2013, runway excursion

Last Update: May 22, 2013 / 21:46:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CM-310

Aircraft Registration
HP-1520CMP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

Airport ICAO Code
MPTO

A Copa Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration HP-1520CMP performing flight CM-310 from Guayaquil (Ecuador) to Panama City (Panama) with 90 passengers, veered right off the runway while landing at Panama City at 20:16L (01:16Z May 22nd) , the crew managed to steer the aircraft back onto the runway and slowed the aircraft to a stop. No injuries occurred, the right hand engine (CFM56) received damage due to contacting soft ground during the excursion. The aircraft was able to taxi to the apron about 30 minutes later.

The airline confirmed the incident reporting a strong gust caught the aircraft during roll out causing the runway excursion, the commander was able to return the aircraft back onto the runway. No injuries occurred.

The airport reported the right hand engine was affected as it contacted soft ground (grass) off the runway.

Metars:
MPTO 220300Z 00000KT 6000 -TSRA FEW008 SCT015CB OVC080 24/23 Q1011 RWY WET NOSIG
MPTO 220200Z 00000KT 6000 -TSRA FEW003 SCT015CB OVC060 25/23 Q1010 RWY WET
MPTO 22011900Z 00000KT 1000 +TSRA FEW003 SCT012CB OVC060 25/23 Q1010 RWY WET TSN-E/SE-SW-W ST N-E/S-W
MPTO 220118Z 00000KT 1500SW 6000 TSRA FEW004 SCT015CB OVC070 25/23 Q1010 RWY WET
MPTO 220100Z 01004KT 8000 -TSRA FEW005 SCT016CB OVC070 26/24 Q1010 RWY WET
MPTO 220000Z 00000KT 9999 -TSRA FEW006 SCT016CB BKN070 26/23 Q1009 RWY WET
MPTO 212335Z 00000KT 9000 -TSRA FEW006 SCT016CB BKN080 27/23 Q1009 RWY DAMP
MPTO 212300Z 00000KT 9000 TSVCSH FEW006/SCT016CB BKN080 28/24 Q1008 TEMPO 7000-TSRA
MPTO 212200Z 17004KT 9000 TSVCSH SCT016CB BKN090 28/24 Q1007
MPTO 212120Z 18005KT 9000 TSVCSH SCT018CB SCT090 BKN300 29/24 Q1007
MPTO 212100Z 18005KT 9000 SCT018CB SCT090 BKN300 29/24 Q1007
MPTO 212000Z 18005KT 9000 SCT018CB SCT090 BKN300 29/24 Q1008
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CM-310

Aircraft Registration
HP-1520CMP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

Airport ICAO Code
MPTO

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