PIA A320 at Islamabad on Aug 8th 2016, hydraulic failure results in runway excursion

Last Update: November 3, 2016 / 15:06:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PK-451

Destination
Skardu, Pakistan

Aircraft Registration
AP-BLA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration AP-BLA performing flight PK-451 from Islamabad to Skardu (Pakistan), was climbing out of Islamabad's runway 30 when the crew stopped the climb at FL150 reporting a hydraulic failure and decided to return to Islamabad. The aircraft entered a hold while the crew worked the checklists and burned off fuel, the aircraft subsequently positioned for a landing on runway 30, touched down safely at 13:35L (08:35Z) but veered right off the runway and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground. There were no injuries, the aircraft however received foreign object damage to one of the engines (CFM56).

The airline confirmed the aircraft developed hydraulic problems and therefore returned to Islamabad.

On Aug 18th 2016 Pakistan's CAA reported the occurrence was rated a serious incident, an investigation has been opened. The CAA reported the aircraft was about 36nm north of Islamabad when the aircraft turned around due to hydraulic problems. After landing on runway 30 the aircraft veered right off the right hand runway edge and came to a stop about 9600 feet down the runway.

On Nov 3rd 2016 the aircraft performed a test flight and returned to service afterwards.

Related NOTAMs:
A0718/16 - PAPI LIGHTS FOR RWY-12 NOT AVBL. CNS123W SEQUENCE CHECK FOR OPKCYNYX A -- EXPECTED A0719/16 -- RECEIVED A0718/16 CNN038W DUPLICATE NOTAM TRANSACTION ROLLED BACK, RETCODE = 14. 08 AUG 11:20 2016 UNTIL 09 AUG 11:00 2016. CREATED: 08 AUG 11:27 2016

A0717/16 - RWY BLOCKED DUE ACFT DRIFTED OFF RUNWAY, AFTER LANDING RWY-30. CNS123W SEQUENCE CHECK FOR OPKCYNYX A -- EXPECTED A0718/16 -- RECEIVED A0717/16 CNN038W DUPLICATE NOTAM TRANSACTION ROLLED BACK, RETCODE = 14. 08 AUG 08:55 2016 UNTIL 08 AUG 16:00 2016 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 08 AUG 11:13 2016


Metars:
OPRN 081000Z 23008KT 6000 SCT040 34/25 Q1003.4/29.63
OPRN 080930Z 13008KT 7000 SCT040 34/25 Q1004.6/29.67
OPRN 080900Z 13008KT 7000 SCT040 34/25 Q1004.6/29.67
OPRN 080830Z 13006KT 9999 SCT040 33/25 Q1005.6/29.70
OPRN 080800Z 13006KT 9999 SCT040 33/25 Q1005.6/29.70
OPRN 080730Z 23008KT 9999 SCT040 SCT100 32/25 Q1005.8/29.70
OPRN 080700Z 13012KT 9999 SCT040 SCT100 32/25 Q1005.8/29.70
OPRN 080600Z 13012KT 9999 SCT040 SCT100 32/24 Q1005.8/29.70
OPRN 080530Z 13014KT 9999 SCT040 FEW100 31/24 Q1006.1/29.71
OPRN 080500Z 13014KT 9999 SCT040 FEW100 31/24 Q1006.1/29.71
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PK-451

Destination
Skardu, Pakistan

Aircraft Registration
AP-BLA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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