Accident Boeing 737-4Y0 YA-PIB, Thursday 8 May 2014
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Date:Thursday 8 May 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-4Y0
Owner/operator:Ariana Afghan Airlines
Registration: YA-PIB
MSN: 26077/2425
Year of manufacture:1993
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-3C1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 132
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Kabul Airport (KBL) -   Afghanistan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Destination airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An Ariana Afghan Airlines Boeing 737-4Y0 sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident after landing on runway 29 at Kabul Airport, Afghanistan.
Flight 312 originated in Delhi, India and operated on a scheduled passenger service to Kabul. The aircraft was cleared to land on runway 29 at Kabul Airport. On final approach the flight encountered an area of intensifying rain, according to the crew members. The aircraft touched down past the touch down zone and failed to decelerate properly. The airplane went off the paved surface at the end of runway 29. It continued for about 200 meters on the grass until it struck ILS aerials. The airplane continued for another 70 meters before coming to rest at a perimeter road with the nose protruding over a small ditch. The occupants evacuated using the emergency slides and overwing emergency exits. There were no signs of fire.
The DFDR showed that the pilots did not use reverse thrust until the last seconds.

Runway 29 is 3500 m (11,483 ft) long and equipped with ILS.

Human error:
1. Overshoot landing (Aircraft landed at one third of remaining runway) .
2. Not complying with the Standard Operating Procedures.
3. Poor recurrent training.


11:50 UTC / 16:20 local time:
OAKB 081150Z 16006KT 6000 SHRA VCTS SCT040CB BKN080 13/10 Q1018 RETSRA NOSIG RMK WHT WHT
11:50 UTC: Wind 160 degrees at 6 knots; Visibility 6000m; rain showers, thunderstorm in vicinity; scattered CB clouds at 4000 feet AGL; broken clouds at 8000 feet AGL; Temperature: 13°C, Dewpoint 10°C; Recent Thunderstorms and rain

12:55 UTC / 17:25 local time:
OAKB 081255Z 22005KT 2500 +SHRA BKN030 OVC080 12/10 Q1019 NOSIG RMK YLO YL
12:52 UTC: Wind 220 degrees at 5 knots; Visibility 2500 m; heavy rain showers; broken clouds at 3000 feet AGL; overcast cloud deck at 8000 feet AGL; Temperature: 12°C, Dewpoint 10°C


Aircraft Accident Investigation Final Report Ariana Afghan Airlines AFG312 Aircraft Boeing B-737-400

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photo (c) Anon.; Kabul Airport (KBL); 23 October 2014

photo (c) Anon.; Kabul Airport (KBL); 23 October 2014

photo (c) Anon.; Kabul Airport (KBL); 27 May 2014

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