Boliviana B733 at La Paz on Nov 10th 2013, hard landing

Last Update: November 12, 2013 / 20:10:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 10, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OB-616

Destination
La Paz, Bolivia

Aircraft Registration
CP-2552

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

Airport ICAO Code
SLLP

A Boliviana de Aviacion Boeing 737-300, registration CP-2552 performing flight OB-616 from Cochabamba to La Paz (Bolivia) with 131 people on board, was on short final to one of La Paz's runways 28 around 18:00L (22:00Z) when the crew felt windshear but were not able to prevent the aircraft from touching down hard on the runway. The aircraft rolled out in severe vibrations, stopped on the runway, shut down the engines and was towed to the terminal about 40 minutes after landing.

Passengers reported the final approach was quite turbulent, the aircraft touched down hard and rolled out in severe vibrations. The crew announced that the aircraft had experienced what the crew perceived as windshear and touched down hard, there had been damage to the nose gear or tyres. Passengers subsequently saw the nose gear tyres were damaged.

An observer on the ground reported the nose tyres were damaged however not flat, the aircraft was not on the rims of the nose wheels.

The airline reported a windshear caused a sudden increase in speed of the aircraft, the crew however was able to control the situation and touched down at a higher speed than normal due to the wind.

Metars:
SLLP 110100Z 24006KT 9999 FEW015 BKN200 11/M10 Q1034
SLLP 110000Z 30007KT 9999 FEW015 FEW017CB BKN200 13/M03 Q1032
SLLP 102300Z 30013KT 270V340 9999 FEW016 FEW017CB BKN200 14/M05 Q1031
SLLP 102200Z 27011G22KT 220V320 9999 FEW017 FEW020CB BKN200 16/M07 Q1030
SLLP 102140Z 26014G25KT 220V300 SCT017 FEW020CB BKN200 16/M07 Q1030
SLLP 102100Z VRB02KT 9999 SCT017 FEW020CB BKN200 18/M04 Q1029
SLLP 102000Z 17010KT 130V240 9999 SCT017 FEW020CB BKN200 18/M06 Q1029
SLLP 101900Z 21012G24KT 9999 SCT017 FEW020CB BKN200 18/M05 Q1030
SLLP 101800Z 30008KT 9999 SCT017 FEW020CB SCT200 18/M06 Q1031
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 10, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OB-616

Destination
La Paz, Bolivia

Aircraft Registration
CP-2552

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

Airport ICAO Code
SLLP

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