Citilink A320 at Padang on Aug 2nd 2015, runway excursion on landing

Last Update: August 3, 2015 / 15:10:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 2, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QG-970

Aircraft Registration
PK-GQG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Citilink Airbus A320-200, registration PK-GQG performing flight QG-970 from Jakarta to Padang (Indonesia) with 178 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Padang's runway 33 in heavy rain at 19:27L (11:27Z) but veered left off the runway and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground about 950 meters/3100 feet down the runway. The aircraft was evacuated via slides. Two passengers were taken to a hospital.

The aircraft was removed from the runway area at 08:50L the following morning.

The airline reported there were no injuries as result of the runway excursion and evacuation, however, two passengers were taken to a hospital because of shock.

Passengers reported the aircraft experienced three major bumps just prior to ending up in the grass.

Indonesia's Ministry of Transport reported the aircraft bounced on landing in Padang before the runway excursion.

The local weather station reported:

at 16:00L: partly cloudy, visibility 8km, winds from west at 3 knots, temperature 29 degrees C, dew point 24 degrees C
at 19:00L: thunderstorms, rain, visibility 1km, winds from southsoutheast at 4 knots, temperature 24 degrees C, dew point 23 degrees C
at 22:00L: rain, visibility 2.5km, winds calm, temperature 23 degrees C, dew point 23 degrees C

Metars:
WIEE 021300Z 04007KT 340V060 1000 R33/P1500N +TSRA BKN018CB 23/23 Q1013=
WIEE 021230Z 08009KT 030V120 1000 R33/P1500N +TSRA BKN020CB 24/24 Q1012=
WIEE 021200Z 22006G16KT 160V290 1000 R33/M0050N +TSRA BKN020CB 24/23 Q1011=
WIEE 021130Z 16006KT 110V200 1000 R33/P1500D RA BKN020CB 25/24 Q1011=
WIEE 021100Z 10005KT 6000 -RA BKN020CB 26/24 Q1010=
WIEE 021030Z 09005KT 040V130 5000 TSRA BKN020CB 27/24 Q1010=
WIEE 021000Z 13004KT 110V200 8000 TS BKN020CB 27/24 Q1010 RMK CB TO EAST=
WIEE 020930Z 17005KT 130V270 8000 BKN020CB 27/23 Q1010 RMK CB TO EAST=
WIEE 020900Z 28005KT 250V350 8000 BKN020CB 29/24 Q1010 RMK CB TO EAST=
WIEE 020830Z 28006KT 240V320 8000 TS BKN020CB 29/23 Q1010 RMK CB TO EAST=
WIEE 020800Z 29008KT 8000 FEW020CB 29/23 Q1010 RMK CB TO EAST=
WIEE 020730Z 29009KT 260V330 8000 BKN020 29/24 Q1010=
WIEE 020700Z 28011KT 8000 SCT020 30/24 Q1010=

Padang features a runway 15/33 of 2,750 meters/9020 feet length, an ILS approach is available for runway 33, a VOR/DME approach for runway 15.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 2, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QG-970

Aircraft Registration
PK-GQG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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