Egyptair A320 at Benghazi on Dec 4th 2013, landed on closed runway

Last Update: December 10, 2013 / 17:50:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 4, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egyptair

Flight number
MS-835

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Benghazi, Libya

Aircraft Registration
SU-GBG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
HLLB

An Egyptair Airbus A320-200, registration SU-GBG performing flight MS-835 from Cairo (Egypt) to Benghazi (Libya) with 58 people on board, was on approach to and cleared to land on Benghazi's runway 15R at about 09:45L (08:45Z) but landed on closed runway 15L instead. The aircraft burst both right hand gear tyres during roll out and came to a stop disabled on the runway.

At the time of the occurrence runway 15L/33R was NOTAMed closed due to long cracks in the runway surface, the state of the runway surface causing the burst tyres.

On Dec 10th 2013 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that the aircraft landed on the closed runway of Benghazi and deflated both right hand tyres. The occurrence was rated a serious incident, Libya's Civil Aviation Authority opened an investigation.

Metars:
HLLB 040947Z 26015KT 9999 SCT020 BKN080 18/08 Q1018
HLLB 040915Z 25010KT 9999 FEW020TCU SCT080 19/09 Q1018
HLLB 040851Z 00000KT 9999 FEW025 SCT080 19/10 Q1018
HLLB 040816Z 00000KT 9999 SCT025 18/10 Q1018
HLLB 040750Z 00000KT 9999 FEW020 SCT080 17/10 Q1018
HLLB 040717Z 00000KT 9999 FEW020 SCT080 16/10 Q1018
HLLB 040652Z 00000KT 9999 FEW020 SCT080 14/10 Q1018
HLLB 040627Z 00000KT 9999 FEW020 SCT080 12/10 Q1018
HLLB 040550Z 00000KT 8000 FEW020 SCT080 10/08 Q1018
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 4, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egyptair

Flight number
MS-835

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Destination
Benghazi, Libya

Aircraft Registration
SU-GBG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
HLLB

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