Egypt B738 at Addis Ababa on Dec 25th 2016, hard landing

Last Update: February 21, 2017 / 18:21:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 25, 2016

Classification
Accident

Airline
Egyptair

Flight number
MS-851

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SU-GEA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
HAAB

An Egyptair Boeing 737-800, registration SU-GEA performing flight MS-851 (dep Dec 24th) from Cairo (Egypt) to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) with 89 passengers, landed on Addis Ababa's runway 07R at about 03:09L (00:09Z) but touched down hard ahead of the aiming marker (unknown where actual touchdown occurred). The aircraft rolled out without further incident and stopped on the runway about 1000 meters/3300 feet from the runway threshold. No injuries are being reported, the aircraft sustained substantial damage including damage to the nose gear structure, creases on the fuselage, engine fan blade damage and several skin penetrations.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Addis Ababa almost 2 months later and is not estimated to return to service before end of April 2017.

Gossip running within the airline suggests the aircraft may be written off.

Metars:
HAAB 250600Z 13004KT 9999 FEW025 63/09 Q1028=
HAAB 250500Z 31002KT 9999 FEW025 13/08 Q1027=
HAAB 242300Z 00000KT 9999 SCT024 11/08 Q1026=
HAAB 242200Z 36001KT 9999 FEW024 12/08 Q1027=
HAAB 242100Z 36006KT 9999 FEW024 13/09 Q1028=
HAAB 241930Z 03010KT 9999 SCT025 13/09 Q1028=
HAAB 241900Z 03011KT 9999 SCT025 14/09 Q1028=
HAAB 241800Z 08008K 9999 BKN025 17/05 Q1028=

At the time of the accident following NOTAM was active:
A0206/16 NOTAMR A0126/16
Q) HAAA/QFAHX/IV/BO/A/000/999/0858N03847E005
A) HAAB
B) 1610010800 C) 1612310800
E) THE NUMBER OF BIRDS ON AND AROUND THE AIRPORT IS INCREASING
SIGNIFICANTLY ALL PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION DURING
LANDING AND TAKE-OFF
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 25, 2016

Classification
Accident

Airline
Egyptair

Flight number
MS-851

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SU-GEA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
HAAB

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