Korean Air Airbus A330 overshoots runway during landing at Mactan-Cebu International Airport

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On Sunday 23 October 2022, a Korean Air Airbus A330 has overshot the runway during landing at Mactan-Cebu International Airport in the Philippines.

The aircraft, Airbus A330-322 registered HL7525, was operating flight KE631 from Seoul (ICN) to Cebu (CEB) with 176 people on board (11 crew and 165 passengers). After what appears to have been an uneventful flight from South Korea to the Philippines, the aircraft first made two unsuccessful landing attempts at Mactan-Cebu International Airport due to poor weather.

Ground track of landing attempts at Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Photo copyright Flightradar24.com

During its third landing attempt on runway 22, weather conditions at the airport were still challenging, and the aircraft ran off the runway during landing. The aircraft struck the ILS localizer antenna array for runway 22 after overrunning the end of the runway. The aircraft crossed the runway end at about 80 knots over the ground and came to a stop about 360 metres past the runway end close to the airport perimeter fence. The nose landing gear appears to have collapsed prior to the aircraft hitting the antenna array.

Runway 22 has a Landing Distance Available (LDA) of 3310 metres.

Early reports from the scene do not mention any injuries or casualties. However, aircraft damage is considerable (collapsed nose gear, damage to the nose underbelly and penetrations to the cockpit) and the aircraft might be written off.

The aircraft involved in this landing accident is Airbus A330-322 HL7525, a 24-year-old aeroplane. The aircraft made its first flight in 1998 and was delivered factory fresh to Korean Air in June 1998.

 

23 October 2022

 

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