Narrative:Southwest Airlines Flight 611 departed Naha runway 36 at 13:09 for a regular flight to Ishigaki-Shima. The aircraft climbed to the cruising altitude of FL240. At 13:33 the crew were cleared to descend to 8000 feet and after that to 3000 feet. Approaching 3000 feet, the crew were given weather information for Ishigaki: wind 300deg/12kts; temperature 32deg C; active runway: RWY22.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|Operator:||Southwest Air Lines|
|C/n / msn:|| 21477/545|
|First flight:|| 1978-12-01 (3 years 9 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 133|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 138 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Ishigaki Airport (ISG) (Japan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Okinawa-Naha Airport (OKA/ROAH), Japan|
|Destination airport:||Ishigaki Airport (ISG/ROIG), Japan|
The 737 made a crosswind landing, with the speed at touchdown 6 knots above Vref. The aircraft bounced and landed back. When the spoilers and reversers didn't seem to operate, the crew shut down both engines, thus making it impossible to use the anti-skid system. The inner tyres on both main gear legs burst almost simultaneously at 125m short of the runway end. The aircraft skidded to the left, overran the runway and came to rest 145m further on. At 14:01, after everyone on board had been evacuated, the aircraft caught fire.
» Aircraft Accident in Japan by SAKUMA Mitsuo
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Distance from Okinawa-Naha Airport to Ishigaki Airport as the crow flies is 402 km (251 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.