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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213964
Last updated: 5 January 2022
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Time:15:50 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-86J (WL)
Owner/operator:Smartwings, lsf Swift Air
Registration: N624XA
MSN: 32624/961
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 165
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Pardubice Airport (PED/LKPD) -   Czech Republic
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Heraklion-N. Kazantzakis Airport (HER/LGIR)
Destination airport:Pardubice Airport (PED/LKPD)
Investigating agency: UZPLN
Smartwings flight QS1903, a Boeing 737-800, suffered a runway excursion after landing on runway 27 at Pardubice Airport, Czech Republic.
The runway was still wet from thunderstorm-associated rainfall earlier. The aircraft touched down about 950 m down the concrete runway. As the runway has a Landing Distance Available of 2500 m, there was 1550 m of runway remaining.
The aircraft failed to come to a come to a stop before the end of the runway and overran at a relatively slow speed. It came to rest on the grass just past the end of the runway. The passengers subsequently deplaned via airstairs.

Weather report about the time of the incident (1612Z):
LKPD 011700Z 05002KT 9999 FEW050CB SCT100 30/19 Q1017 NOSIG RMK BLU BLU
>> LKPD 011600Z VRB02KT 9999 VCTS FEW040CB SCT080 28/20 Q1017 NOSIG RMK BLU BLU
LKPD 011503Z 24003KT 9999 TS FEW046CB SCT120 29/19 Q1017 RMK BLU
LKPD 011500Z 23004KT 9999 FEW046CB SCT120 28/19 Q1017 RETS NOSIG RMK BLU BLU
LKPD 011400Z 21005KT 9999 TS FEW042CB SCT050 28/19 Q1017 NOSIG RMK BLU BLU
LKPD 011349Z 20005KT 9999 TS FEW041CB SCT048 28/19 Q1017 RMK BLU
LKPD 011340Z 18006KT 9999 VCTS FEW046CB SCT100 27/20 Q1017 RMK BLU
LKPD 011307Z 13010KT 9999 -TSRA FEW044CB SCT050 29/20 Q1017 RMK BLU

3.2 Causes
The flight crew failed to comply with sterile flight deck procedures, which resulted in the loss of situational awareness SITAW, which lead to non-compliance with the procedures stipulated by FCTM, failure to calculate aircraft landing performance, and failure to assess risks and vulnerabilities during landing.


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



Photo of N624XA courtesy

Helsinki - Vantaa (EFHK / HEL)
19 September 2019; (c) Pertti Sipilä

Revision history:

02-Aug-2018 15:54 harro Added
02-Aug-2018 15:54 harro Updated [Embed code]
02-Aug-2018 16:03 harro Updated [Narrative]
09-Aug-2018 20:09 Anon. Updated [Nature]
30-Sep-2020 18:37 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Total occupants, Departure airport, Narrative]
30-Sep-2020 18:38 harro Updated [Source, Accident report]

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