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Last updated: 26 September 2020
Date:Friday 28 August 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-324ER
Operator:Omni Air International
Registration: N423AX
C/n / msn: 27569/601
First flight: 1996-01-12 (24 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B7F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bucharest Baneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (BBU) (   Romania)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kabul-Hamid Karzai International Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Bucharest Baneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania
The Boeing 767-300ER was operating a flight from Kabul, Afghanistan to Washington DC, USA with a refueling stop at Bucharest, Romania.
The aircraft touched down about 650 m past the threshold of runway 07. After the nose landing gear had touched down, the aircraft began tilting to the left. It skidded on the runway until coming to a stop near the end of the 3100m long runway.
It appeared the left-hand main landing gear had collapsed rearwards.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SIAA Romania
Status: Investigation ongoing

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

» SIAA Romania

METAR Weather report:
11:00 UTC / 14:00 local time:
LRBS 281100Z 18003KT 100V230 CAVOK 31/09 Q1012 NOSIG

12:00 UTC / 15:00 local time:
LRBS 281200Z 04005KT 360V090 CAVOK 31/08 Q1012 NOSIG


photo of Boeing-767-324ER-N423AX
accident date: 28-08-2020
type: Boeing 767-324ER
registration: N423AX

Video, social media

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kabul-Hamid Karzai International Airport to Bucharest Baneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport as the crow flies is 3785 km (2366 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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