ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-8Q8 (WL) S2-AJA Chittagong-Shah Amanat International Airport (CGP)
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Date:Wednesday 26 September 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8Q8 (WL)
Operator:US-Bangla Airlines
Registration: S2-AJA
MSN: 30039/701
First flight: 2000-10-24 (17 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 164
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 173
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Chittagong-Shah Amanat International Airport (CGP) (   Bangladesh)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dhaka-Shahjalal International Airport (DAC/VGHS), Bangladesh
Destination airport:Cox's Bazar Airport (CXB/VGCB), Bangladesh
US-Bangla Airlines flight 141 diverted to Chittagong Airport, Bangladesh, after the nose landing gear failed to deploy while on approach to Cox's Bazar Airport.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, departed Dhaka, Bangladesh at 11:48 hours on a domestic service to Cox's Bazar. On approach to runway 17, the flight crew selected the undercarriage down, but the nose landing gear failed to deploy. At 12:26 the crew executed a go around. The aircraft circled the field several times, but the nosegear would not deploy. The crew decided to divert to Chittagong Airport. The runway at Chittagong has a Landing Distance Available (LDA) of 2940 m as opposed to 2042 m for Cox's Bazar. Chittagong also has a higher fire fighting category (7 as opposed to 5).
The aircraft overflew runway 23 at Chittagong Airport once before a forced landing was executed at 13:16 hours. It came to rest 70 m short of the runway 05 threshold and about 210 m short of the runway end, including the paved stopway and Runway End Safety Area (RESA).
An evacuation was carried out after the aircraft came to a stop on the runway.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: AAIG-BD
Status: Investigation ongoing
Download report: Preliminary report

Gear-up landing
Forced landing on runway



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Distance from Dhaka-Shahjalal International Airport to Cox's Bazar Airport as the crow flies is 309 km (193 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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