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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201019
Last updated: 11 April 2021
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Time:22:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-4B5
Owner/operator:Korean Air
Registration: HL7460
C/n / msn: 26404/1107
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Jeju (Cheju) International Airport (CJU/RKPC) -   South Korea
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS)
Destination airport:Jeju (Cheju) International Airport (CJU/RKPC)
Investigating agency: ARAIB
A Korean Air Boeing 747-4B5, operating flight KE1275 from Seoul-Gimpo Airport, South Korea, had landed on runway 25 at Jeju Airport when the right-hand outer engine (no.4) impacted a snow pile at the side of the runway. The snow pile was located on the crossing with runway 13/31, about 525 meters from the threshold of runway 25.
The collision caused significant damage to the engine as well as dents and punctures on the right-hand wing and flaps.

Improper snow removal operation at the Jeju Regional Headquarters of the Korea Airports Corporation (KEPA). Runway 25 on the right side of the runway had a snow pile of about 1.5 meters in height.
Contributing factors:
1) Inadequate education on snow removal and inspection at Jeju Regional Headquarters of Korea Airport Corporation
2) Insufficient safety check after snow removal at Jeju Regional Headquarters of Korea Airport Corporation
3) It is decided that the final check on the runway area of Jeju Provincial Aviation Administration before the opening of the runway 07/25 is insufficient.


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


Photo of HL7460 courtesy

Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (VTBS / BKK)
22 November 2017; (c) Arjun Sarup

Graphic: ARAIB

Graphic: ARAIB

Revision history:

06-Nov-2017 20:29 harro Added
06-Nov-2017 20:41 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
06-Nov-2017 20:42 harro Updated [Photo, ]
06-Nov-2017 20:45 harro Updated [Narrative]
06-Nov-2017 20:45 harro Updated [Source]

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