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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65217
Last updated: 21 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-748-426 Srs. 2B
Owner/operator:Aero Lanka
Registration: 4R-SER
C/n / msn: 1799
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC) -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Palaly- Jaffna
Destination airport:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC)
Aero Lanka flight RNL 106 was on a scheduled passenger flight returning from KKS (Palaly- Jaffna) to Colombo Airport, Ratmalana and was making a visual approach on runway 22 at dusk in good weather conditions with a reported surface wind of 030/10 kts gusting occasionally to 15 kts at the time of landing. The crew had completed the landing checklist and discussed the approach to runway 22. The aerodrome controller observed that the aircraft touched down almost two thirds of the way down the runway (passing the Control Tower) and overran the 04 end of the runway.
The starboard inner tyre (wheel #3) deflated while decelerating on the runway and the aircraft came to rest on the soft grass of the overrun area of Runway 22 left of the centreline and heading in a southerly direction. There was no apparent damage to the aircraft other than the deflated tyre. The aircraft engines were shutdown normally. There were no injuries to passengers or crew and the passengers disembarked via the aircraft's aft air stairs.
Probable Cause: Poor judgment of the Pilotu2013in-Command prompting flight-crew to make an approach at a steeper than normal approach angle and at a higher than normal indicated air speed which contributed to aircraft landing with inadequate length of runway to stop.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of 4R-SER courtesy

Colombo - Ratmalana (VCCC / RML)
29 November 2004; (c) Richard Vandervord

Revision history:

27-May-2009 11:07 harro Added
13-Jun-2010 06:55 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
03-Jan-2020 08:19 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
21-Dec-2020 16:54 harro Updated [Source, Accident report]

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