Batavia A320 at Balikpapan on Mar 12th 2012, overran runway

Last Update: April 19, 2012 / 17:05:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 12, 2012

Airline
Batavia

Flight number
Y6-883

Aircraft Registration
PK-YVE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Batavia Airbus A320-200, registration PK-YVE performing flight Y6-883 from Denpasar to Balikpapan (Indonesia) with 176 passengers and 10 crew, overran the end of runway 25 while landing in Balikpapan at 11:31L (03:31Z) and came to a stop with all wheels on the paved surface of the runway end safety area (RESA).

The airport was closed for about 2 hours as a result of the overrun, subsequently the runway was declared 2050 meters long with the end of runway 25/threshold of runway 07 displaced thus permitting the airport to re-open.

The flight's final destination was Guangzhou (China).

Indonesia's Ministry of Transport reported the aircraft went about 20 meters past the end of runway 07 (!) while landing in sunny weather. Both flight crew were taken to a hospital for an urine test.

No Metars are available, the local weatherstation reported at 11:00L: winds at 15kph (8 knots) from Northeast, visibility +10km, temperature 29 degrees C, dew point 26 degrees C, humidity 74%, scattered cloud, no precipitation throughout the day.

Balikpapan offers a runway 07/25 of 2500 meters length (landing distance available 2500 meters), runway 25 features an ILS approach.

On Apr 19th 2012 Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) released a safety recommendation in Indonesian providing some insight into the sequence of events. The aircraft was landing on runway 25 when about 149 meters/490 feet before the runway end the aircraft veered right prompting the crew to counteract and attempt to return the aircraft onto the runway center line. The aircraft came to a stop about 24 meters/80 feet past the runway end right of the runway center line at a heading of 220 degrees pointing towards the runway center line while the crew attempted to correct. All four main wheels got embedded in the pavement sinking in by about 30-40 cm (12-16 inches). At the time of the overrun a NOTAM was effective indiciating only 2040 meters/6690 feet of its normal 2500 meters/8200 feet were available. The process to get the occupants of the aircraft was relatively slow due to lack of coordination between the agencies and the airline. Lack of equipment to lift the landing gear at the airport required equipment to be brought in from Jakarta. Initial findings were the aircraft suffered problems with the steering as well as the braking systems since November 2011, two servo valves of newer models were combined with 2 servo valve models of older generation not in compliance with Airbus' service bulletins, that require either older or newer models be mounted. The same aircraft had suffered a similiar overrun on Feb 7th 2012 (see Incident: Batavia A320 at Jayapura on Feb 7th 2012, overran runway). The NTSC recommended the airline complies with the service bulletins and to the airport to review and improve its emergency response procedures.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 12, 2012

Airline
Batavia

Flight number
Y6-883

Aircraft Registration
PK-YVE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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