Gol B738 at Rio de Janeiro on Sep 25th 2015, runway excursion during taxi

Last Update: September 27, 2015 / 18:04:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 25, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G3-1668

Aircraft Registration
PR-GXP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
SBRJ

A Gol Linhas Aereas Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GXP performing flight G3-1668 from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont,RJ to Belo Horizonte,MG (Brazil), was taxiing for departure from runway 20L at about 19:10L (22:10Z), when a change of winds prompted air traffic control to switch runways. The aircraft was instructed to backtrack the runway for departure from runway 02R, however, while still attempting to line up 20L in a way to have the most runway length available and thus turning left, the aircraft went beyond the runway and taxiway edge and became disabled with nose and left main gear on soft ground between thresholds of runway 20R and 20L.

The airport was closed for about 2:20 hours until the aircraft was moved off the runway.

The airline confirmed that the aircraft was taxiing following a runway change due to wind change when the aircraft went off the runway in that maneouver with a gear stuck on grass. The passengers disembarked safely and were accomodated on other flights.

Metars:
SBRJ 260000Z 35003KT 9999 FEW040 BKN080 25/22 Q1013
SBRJ 252300Z 34007KT CAVOK 25/21 Q1013
SBRJ 252200Z 02004KT 9999 FEW025 BKN090 25/21 Q1014
SBRJ 252100Z 18005KT 9000 FEW025 25/21 Q1013
SBRJ 252000Z 19006KT 9000 FEW020 27/21 Q1013
SBRJ 251900Z 21019G29KT 9000 FEW020 30/21 Q1011
SBRJ 251835Z 22019G32KT 9000 NSC 32/19 Q1011
SBRJ 251800Z 21015KT 9000 NSC 33/18 Q1010
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 25, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G3-1668

Aircraft Registration
PR-GXP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
SBRJ

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