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UT Air 737-800 VQ-BJI Runway excursion after landing at Sochi 01 Sep 2018

On 01 Sep 2018 UT Air 737-800, VQ-BJI (29937/1238 delivered Nov 2002), departed the far end of runway 06 at Sochi (URSS) whilst landing in a thunderstorm at 23:57z (02:57L).

The aircraft went through the perimeter fence and down an embankment into a river bed. The aircraft is likely to be written off as there has been substantial damage. The aircraft was carrying 164 passengers and 6 crew. There were no fatalities but 18 injuries including 8 taken to hospital.

URSS 010000Z 23004MPS 5000 1800E R02/P3000N TSRA BKN006 OVC030CB 21/21 Q1014 WS ALL RWY R02/250350 R06/250350 NOSIG RMK R06/19004MPS QBB200 MT OBSC QFE759=

Runway 06 LDA 2810m x 45m Concrete


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The preliminary report describes how the crew held before making an approach due to bad weather. When the weather improved to RVR 3500/1500/3500m 090/14G37 they commenced an approach. During this approach they received "monitor radar display" at 1100RA and "Go Around! Wind Shear ahead!" at 850RA. The continued the approach and went around from 50RA after losing visual references in heavy rain.

The crew received a weather check of RVR 2500/2600/2400m and 200/8G16 and commenced a second approach. At 1100RA they received a "Monitor radar display!"; at 1050RA they received a "Go Around! Windshear ahead!"; at 460RA "Windshear! Windshear! Windshear!". The autothrust was commanding N1 changes of between 30-90% N1. The crew continued the approach. The automatics were disconnected at 75RA, the wind was 170/8. The aircraft touched down 1300m beyond the 06 threshold with a groundspeed of 170Kts. Reverse thrust was not deployed until 20.5 seconds after touchdown. 13 secs after autobrake engaged, the Captain applied manual braking. 13 seconds later the aircraft went off the runway.


VQ-BJI in its final resting position

VQ-BJI in its final resting position Photo: Southern Transport Prosecution Office

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