Serious incident Airbus A321-231 HL8256, 21 Jul 2019
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Time:13:14 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A321-231
Owner/operator:Asiana Airlines
Registration: HL8256
MSN: 5169
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 155
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Naha Airport (OKA/ROAH) -   Japan
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Okinawa-Naha Airport (OKA/ROAH)
Destination airport:Seoul/Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI), South Korea
Investigating agency: JTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Asiana Airlines' flight AAR/OZ171 from Naha, Japan to Seoul/Incheon, South Korea, an A321-200, made a runway incursion at Naha on departure while Japan Transocean flight JTA/NU212 from Kumejima Airport (UEO/ROKJ), a Boeing 737-8Q3(WL), JA01RK (c/n 61475/5722) with 59 onboard, was on the final approach to runway 18, two nautical miles and one minutes before touch down and 600 feet AGL. At the time of the incident, A321 was instructed to hold short at E1 taxiway by ATC. Naha tower ordered to B737 to go around, and NU212 landed 20 minutes later without further problem.

It is highly probable that this serious incident occurred because Aircraft A entered the runway despite of being instructed to hold short of Runway 18, when Aircraft B [B737], which were cleared to land by the Tower, attempted to land at the same runway.
Regarding the fact that Aircraft A entered the runway, it is probable that when the PIC A [A321] received the ATC instruction, he mistook the Tower’s instruction to hold short of runway as the instruction to line up and wait, and his misunderstanding was not corrected.
It is probable that the reason why the PIC A’s misunderstanding was not corrected is because the PIC A and the FO A did not cross-check the ATC clearance, as specified in the Company A’s manual.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Jul-2019 16:47 isamuel Added
23-Jul-2019 14:10 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2023 10:55 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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