Marathon Airlines (operating for Air Serbia) Embraer E195LR hits runway lights during take-off from Belgrade Airport


In the evening of 18 February, a Marathon Airlines Embraer E195LR (registered OY-GDC) was operating Air Serbia flight JU324 between Belgrade, Serbia, and Dusseldorf, Germany. During take-off at Belgrade Airport, however, the aircraft overran runway 30L and subsequently hit the runway lights.

Data retrieved from Flightradar24 revealed that the aircraft took off from an intermediate taxiway leaving only reduced length for take-off.

The pilots decided to stop the climb, to burn off some fuel and to return to the airport of Belgrade. On first approach, the Embraer climbed again to attempt a second and successful landing, about one hour after initial take-off.

Nobody got injured during the mishap, but the aircraft sustained substantial damage, as seen on pictures that appeared on social media.


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