Incident: Royal Wings B733 at Aqaba on Sep 17th 2017, runway excursion on landing
(Photo: Amr T. Smadi):
A Royal Wings Boeing 737-300 on behalf of Royal Jordanian, registration JY-SOA performing flight RJ-6888 from Amman to Aqaba (Jordan) with 126 people on board, landed at Aqaba at about 08:25L (05:25Z) but went off the paved surface of the runway and came to a stop of soft ground. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained minor damage. The passengers disembarked onto soft ground via stairs and were bussed to the terminal.
The airline confirmed a runway excursion disabling the aircraft to continue the flight to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) as scheduled. The aircraft sustained minor damage to its exterior. The passengers disembarked normally and were taken to hotels to await continuation of the flight to Dubai.
The airport reported the aircraft was unable to stop before the end of the runway and overran the end of the runway.