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Sunday, 11 March 2012

Airbus Updates No.656

Incident: Tunis A320 at Djerba on Mar 10th 2012, runway excursion
By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Mar 10th 2012 10:51Z, last updated Saturday, Mar 10th 2012 12:28Z
A Tunis Air Airbus A320-200, registration TS-IMD performing flight TU-635 from Monastir to Djerba (Tunisia) with 67 passengers and 8 crew, flew an ILS approach to and landing on runway 09 in strong gusting crosswinds at 00:18L (23:18Z Mar 9th) when the aircraft veered left off the runway and came to a stop a few meters off paved surface. No injuries occurred. The aircraft was damaged, the extent is unclear.

The aerodrome needed to be closed until estimated 19:00Z Mar 10th (20:00L).

The airline reported due to strong gusting winds the aircraft suffered a slight overrun of the runway. All occupants are uninjured and have been evacuated with the help of firefighters. A technical team has been dispatched to Djerba to move the aircraft off the runway and repair the aircraft.

The flight had originated in Paris Orly bound for Djerba via Monastir.

The aerodrome offers a runway 09/27 of 3.100 meters/10,170 feet length, an ILS approach and approach lights are available for runway 09, runway 27 has no approach lights and offers non-precision approaches (VOR, RNAV) only.

Airbus A320 -211 205 TS-IMD Tunis Air landed off runway 10mar12 ORY-DJE in sandstorm, extent of damage unknown, 75/75 o/b unharmed ex F-WWDO

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