Vliegtuigongeval op 29 AUG 2011 met Airbus A320-214 A9C-AG - Cochin International Airport (COK)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:maandag 29 augustus 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Gulf Air
Registratie: A9C-AG
Constructienummer: 4188
Bouwjaar: 2010-01-19 (1 year 7 months)
Aantal vlieguren:4758
Aantal vluchten:2301
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/3
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 137
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 143
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Cochin International Airport (COK) (   India)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrein
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cochin International Airport (COK/VOCI), India
An Airbus A320 was damaged in a runway excursion accident at Cochin International Airport (COK), India. Seven passengers were injured.
Gulf Air Flight GF270 operated on flight from Bahrain International Airport (BAH) to Cochin. Visibility at Cochin was limited to about 2000 m in rain. There were scattered clouds at 800 feet and 1500 feet. An ILS approach to runway 09 was flown by the captain. He disengaged the autopilot at 670 feet.
Passing 200 feet the aircraft was banking to the right and the drift angle of 4° left progressively started reducing. A side slip condition to the right was initiated which led to a deviation from the runway axis. The right wheel touched down 25 m from the runway centre line on the hard shoulder. The A320 went off the runway pavement onto the soft shoulders and came to a halt at 1235 m from the threshold. The nose gear collapsed as the airplane came to rest in the grass.

Probable Cause:

Cause: "The Runway Excursion was caused due to an error of judgment of the PIC during which was due to loss of situational awareness during reduced visibility conditions."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: Commission of Inquiry
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 296 days (10 months)
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

» NDTV, 29-8-2011
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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bahrain International Airport en Cochin International Airport bedraagt 3226 km (2016 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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