UIA B738 at Zaporozhye on May 18th 2017, runway damages aircraft on landing

An Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration UR-PSB performing flight PS-85 from Kiev to Zaporozhye (Ukraine), landed on Zaporozhye’s runway 20 at about 06:12L (03:12Z) when during roll out grout was released from the runway concrete causing damage to the aircraft’s gear and fuselage. The aircraft taxied to the apron, there were no injuries, the aircraft received damage being assessed.

The airline reported the airport had undergone runway surface repair works and had been closed between March 26th 2017 and May 10th 2017, then operated with restrictions offering only runway 02 at 2000 meters length (runway 20 closed) and lifted all restrictions by May 18th 2017 00:00Z. Flight PS-85 received damage from concrete grout while landing and taxiing and was unable to continue its schedule. Passengers booked on other flights out of Zaporozhye, PS-86 and PS-88, will be taken to Kiev over land. Other flights scheduled to operate out of Zaporozhye are going to depart from Dnipropetrovsk. The occurrence is being investigated by a special commission by Ukraine’s Civil Aviation Authority.

Related NOTAMs:
A1324/17 – RWY 20 CLOSED. 18 MAY 13:00 2017 UNTIL 04 JUN 23:59 2017. CREATED: 18 MAY 12:46 2017

Source: avherald

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