Incident: LAN A320 at Esquel on Jul 24th 2011, runway excursion
|By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Jul 26th 2011 14:51Z, last updated Tuesday, Jul 26th 2011 14:56Z |
A LAN Argentina Airbus A320-200, registration LV-CKV performing flight 4M-4052 from Buenos Aires Newbery,BA to Esquel,CB (Argentina) with 155 passengers, landed on Esquel's runway 23 however overran the end of the runway by about 3 meters (10 feet) with the nose gear coming to a stop on soft ground at about 11:40L (14:40Z). The airplane subsequently turned around by 180 degrees and taxied to the gate where the passengers disembarked normally. No injuries occurred.
The aircraft was being checked for possible engine ingestion of foreign objects and possible nose gear damage.
Aviation gossip talks of a possible windshear on short final.
Metars or local weather information currently not available, though the local weather station reported calm winds about 3 hours prior to and winds of up to 33kph/18 knots about 3 hours past the incident.
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