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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167819
Last updated: 20 September 2020
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Time:c. 15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-216
Registration: 9M-AQA
C/n / msn: 4404
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 109
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Brunei International Airport (BWN/WBSB) -   Brunei
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL/WMKK), Malaysia
Destination airport:Bandar Seri Begawan-Brunei International Airport (BWN/WBSB), Brunei
Air Asia Flight AK278 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Brunei International Airport, Brunei suffered a runway excursion on landing. The airplane touched down on runway 03 and went off the side, coming to rest in the grass. An emergency evacuation was carried out.

Weather reported about the time of the incident (15:30 LT / 07:30Z):
WBSB 070700Z 28011KT 8000 VCSH SCT016 FEW017CB BKN300 32/245 Q1006 NOSIG
WBSB 070730Z 21009KT 3000SW -SHRA SCT015 FEW016CB BKN140 30/24 Q1007 TEMPO 24015G25KT 4000 SHRA
WBSB 070800Z 20008KT 3000SW -TSRA SCT014 FEW016CB BKN140 28/26 Q1007 TEMPO 24015G25KT 2000 TSRA

At 157 Feet AGL, the FO lost visual reference with the runway and decided to hand over control of the aircraft to the PIC instead of performing a go-around. When the PIC took over controls of the aircraft, he saw only a row of white
runway edge lights, which he believed to be the runway centreline lights. He provided inputs through the control stick and piloted the aircraft towards that row of lights which was the right runway edge lights.


Revision history:

07-Jul-2014 08:39 harro Added
07-Jul-2014 08:52 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Jul-2014 09:17 harro Updated [Narrative]
08-Jul-2014 06:40 Anon. Updated [Total occupants, Damage]
28-Jul-2014 09:59 BryanCXGan Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
29-Jul-2014 06:20 BryanCXGan Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
22-Jul-2019 13:58 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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