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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214421
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Time:04:18 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:Kuwait Airways
Registration: 9K-APB
MSN: 1643
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 161
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Cochin International Airport (COK/VOCI) -   India
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK)
Destination airport:Cochin International Airport (COK/VOCI)
Kuwait Airways flight KU357 hit runway edge lights on landing at Cochin International Airport in India.
The aircraft, an Airbus A330-243, landed on runway 27 at 04:18 hours local time (22:48 UTC, August 13). It hit runway lights on the left shoulder of the runway but was able to return onto the runway.
It was raining at the time of the incident with a visibility of 1500-2500 m.
After a wheel change, the aircraft was able to perform the return flight with a delay of about four and a half hours.

In 2018 alone two similar incidents occurred at Cochin International Airport:
13 July 2018: A Qatar Airways Airbus A330-300, damaged runway edge lights during landing on runway 27 in rain
27 May 2018: A SriLankan Airlines A330-300 struck runway lights when it drifted to the side of the runway on landing in rain.

Weather reported at the time of the incident involving KU357:
VOCI 132330Z 00000KT 2500 BR FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 23/23 Q1007 NOSIG
VOCI 132300Z 07004KT 2500 -RA FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 24/23 Q1007 NOSIG
2248Z: incident time
VOCI 132230Z 00000KT 2000 BR FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 24/23 Q1007 TEMPO 1500 BR
VOCI 132200Z 00000KT 2500 BR FEW006 SCT012 OVC080 24/23 Q1007 NOSIG


13 July 2018 Qatar Airways A330 incident
27 May 2018 SriLankan A330 incident


Photo of 9K-APB courtesy

Frankfurt am Main (EDDF / FRA / FRF)
16 August 2016; (c) Freek Blokzijl

Revision history:

14-Aug-2018 09:33 harro Added
14-Aug-2018 09:39 harro Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2018 09:45 harro Updated [Source]
14-Aug-2018 09:57 harro Updated [Source]

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