Dragon A333 at Penang on Sep 16th 2015, hard landing

Last Update: September 21, 2015 / 14:28:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2015

Classification
Accident

Airline
Dragonair

Flight number
KA-691

Destination
Penang, Malaysia

Aircraft Registration
B-HLK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Dragonair Airbus A330-300, registration B-HLK performing flight KA-691 from Hong Kong (China) to Penang (Malaysia), landed hard on Penang's runway 04 at about 18:45L (10:45Z), rolled out and taxied to the apron. There were no injuries, the aircraft received substantial damage however.

The aircraft was unable to perform the return flight KA-692 the following morning and is still on the ground in Penang about 106 hours after landing.

A ground observer reported the aircraft touched down with all gear simultaneously, perhaps nose gear first.

The Aviation Herald received information confirming a bounced landing followed by a second very hard touch down nose gear first at 2.8G causing substantial damage to the aircraft.

WMKP 161300Z 04002KT 8000 FEW025 SCT140 BKN260 24/23 Q1008 RETSRA NOSIG
WMKP 161230Z 36002KT 8000 SCT025 SCT140 BKN260 24/23 Q1008 RETSRA NOSIG
WMKP 161200Z 03002KT 7000 -TSRA FEW010 FEW017CB SCT024 BKN260 23/22 Q1007 NOSIG
WMKP 161130Z 36001KT 6000 -TSRA FEW010 FEW017CB SCT023 OVC250 23/22 Q1007 TEMPO 7000 -TSRA
WMKP 161100Z 31007G17KT 4000 -TSRA FEW008 FEW017CB SCT023 OVC250 23/21 Q1006 TEMPO 5000 -TSRA
WMKP 161030Z 21006KT 5000 HZ FEW010 BKN140 BKN270 28/24 Q1006 TEMPO 5000 RA
WMKP 161000Z 22006KT 6000 FEW020 BKN140 BKN270 29/24 Q1005 NOSIG
WMKP 160930Z 21005KT 6000 FEW020 BKN140 BKN270 29/24 Q1005 NOSIG
WMKP 160900Z 22008KT 8000 FEW020 BKN140 BKN270 29/24 Q1005 NOSIG
WMKP 160830Z 20006KT 8000 FEW020 BKN140 BKN270 29/24 Q1005 NOSIG
WMKP 160800Z 20006KT 8000 FEW020 BKN140 BKN270 29/24 Q1005 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2015

Classification
Accident

Airline
Dragonair

Flight number
KA-691

Destination
Penang, Malaysia

Aircraft Registration
B-HLK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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