Accident: UPS A306 at Albuquerque on Mar 22nd 2011, hard landing
|By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Mar 24th 2011 15:46Z, last updated Thursday, Mar 24th 2011 15:47Z |
A UPS United Parcel Service Airbus A300-600, registration N173UP performing flight 5X-797 from El Paso,TX to Albuquerque,NM (USA) with 2 crew, touched down very hard while landing on Albuquerque's runway 26 at 20:24L (02:24Z Mar 23rd). The crew initiated a go-around, tower ordered a go-around, the airplane was vectored for another approach this time to runway 03. The aircraft landed without further incident about 10 minutes later and vacated the runway. No injuries occurred.
The FAA reported that post flight inspection revealed substantial damage to the airframe and rated the occurrence an accident.
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