Nesma A320 at Abha on Apr 28th 2017, overran runway on landing

Last Update: June 19, 2019 / 16:46:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NE-154

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SU-NMC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
OEAB

A Nesma Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration SU-NMC performing flight NE-154 from Cairo (Egypt) to Abha (Saudi Arabia), landed on Abha's runway 31 in thunderstorms at 20:28L (17:28Z) but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop on the paved surface of the runway end safety area about 186 meters/610 feet past the runway end.

A tow truck pushed the aircraft back onto the runway.

Saudi Arabia's GACA reported there were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft when the aircraft overran the end of the runway. The aircraft was towed to the apron, the airport reopened at 21:30L. The occurrence is being investigated by Saudi Arabia's Investigation Commission.

On May 4th 2017 Saudi Arabia's Investigation Commission reported the aircraft overran the end of runway 31 and came to a stop 186 meters past the runway threshold. There were no injuries, however, both engines (V2527) received damage to engine blades. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated.

In 2018 Saudi Arabia's Accident Investigation Board (SAAIB) reported the aircraft touched down 1446 meters past the runway 31 threshold at a speed of 168 knots over ground, the auto brakes were set to LOW. 20 seconds after touchdown, with 700 meters of runway remaining and at 100 knots over ground the captain applied manual braking "with the thrust reverser fully deployed". The aircraft overran the end of runway 31 at 60 knots over ground and came to a stop 186 meters past the runway end on compacted ground of the runway end safety area. The crew shut the engines down and declared emergency also requesting a tow truck. Emergency services responded, visually inspected the aircraft with no damage found, the aircraft was towed to the apron where the passengers disembarked normally. The SAAIB is in the process of finalizing the final report.

According to position data transmitted by the aircraft's transponder the aircraft crossed the runway threshold at a speed of 171 knots over ground and crossed the runway end at a speed above 46 knots over ground.

Abha Regional Airport features a runway 13/31 of 3,350 meters/11,000 feet length at an elevation of 6,858 feet. Runway 13 features an ILS, runway 31 features a VOR/DME approach.

In a narrative of 2019 not related to any formal investigation reports Saudi Arabia's AIB reported the final report has been released (however, the AIB's website does not contain any preliminary, interim or final reports, all sections are entirely empty) and summarized the conclusions of the final report as:

The investigation concluded that the causal factors of this serious incident were:

- The flight crew executed unstable approach.

- The flight crew did not attain the proper touchdown point

- The flight crew did not select the proper auto-braking mode.

- The flight crew did not execute a go-around.

The investigation also identified some other contributing factors related to Crew Resource Management and pilot techniques for control and manual braking application.

The investigation identified a number of safety issues associated with crew compliance to operator standard operating procedures, control tower equipment and aerodrome.

The AIB issued seven Safety Recommendations addressing safety deficiencies identified in the investigation.

Metars:
OEAB 281900Z 33004KT 9999 SCT020 SCT070 15/13 Q1027 NOSIG=
OEAB 281800Z 06009KT 9999 SCT020 FEW025CB SCT070 14/11 Q1027 NOSIG=
OEAB 281700Z 03010KT 9000 TSRA BKN020 FEW025CB BKN070 15/13 Q1028 NOSIG=
OEAB 281600Z 33014KT 9000 TSRA BKN020 FEW025CB BKN070 16/13 Q1027 NOSIG=
OEAB 281500Z 30014KT 9999 TS BKN020 FEW025CB BKN070 20/10 Q1024 NOSIG=
OEAB 281400Z 20012KT 9999 BKN020 FEW025CB SCT070 23/15 Q1023 NOSIG=
OEAB 281300Z 21008KT 9999 BKN020 FEW025CB SCT070 24/12 Q1023 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NE-154

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SU-NMC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
OEAB

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