Runway excursion Accident Boeing 737-8AS (WL) EI-DAF, Friday 21 March 2008
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Date:Friday 21 March 2008
Time:15:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Owner/operator:Ryanair
Registration: EI-DAF
MSN: 29939/1262
Year of manufacture:2002
Total airframe hrs:13905 hours
Cycles:9602 flights
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-7B26
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 181
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (LIG) -   France
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bruxelles-Sud Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI)
Destination airport:Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (LIG/LFBL)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The plane skidded off the runway while landing in Limoges. The weather at time of incident was poor. There was low cloud, strong crosswinds, rain and hail. Mud was thrown up, covering the windows.
The emergency slides were deployed at the front and rear of the aircraft and an emergency evacuation was called for. Passengers were left exposed to the elements at the end of the runway. There was no transport at the airport to bring them to the terminal. They were eventually told they would have to walk the mile (approx) back to the terminal building.

No Probable Cause as per Annex 13 was issued by the BEA.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: ei-f080321
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

SKYbrary 

Images:


photo (c) via francoflyers.org; Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (LIG); 21 March 2008


photo (c) via francoflyers.org; Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (LIG); 21 March 2008


photo (c) via francoflyers.org; Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (LIG); 21 March 2008


photo (c) via francoflyers.org; Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (LIG); 21 March 2008


photo (c) via francoflyers.org; Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (LIG); 21 March 2008


photo (c) via francoflyers.org; Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (LIG); 21 March 2008

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