ASN Accident Digest
August 7, 2020
Accident: Air India Express Flight IX1344
07 AUG 2020
Boeing 737-8HG (WL)
Air India Express
C/n / msn:
2 CFMI CFM56-7B27
Fatalities: / Occupants: 6
Fatalities: / Occupants: 184
Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 190
Kozhikode-Calicut Airport (CCJ) (India)
International Scheduled Passenger
Dubai Airport (DXB)
Kozhikode-Calicut Airport (CCJ)
Narrative: Air India Express flight 1344, a Boeing 737-800, suffered a runway excursion on landing at Kozhikode-Calicut Airport, India. Local media report at least 17 fatalities.
The flight departed Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates at 10:15 UTC on a passenger service to Kozhikode-Calicut Airport.
The aircraft arrived from the west, overflying the airport at 13:42 UTC. It then performed a teardrop approach to runway 28. This approach was discontinued and the aircraft subsequently flew a teardrop approach to runway 10. The aircraft touched down at 14:11 UTC (19:41 local time) but reportedly suffered a runway excursion. Photos from the scene show the nose section had separated from the fuselage after the aircraft went down a slope.
Weather at the time of the approaches and landing was poor. At 14:00 UTC scattered clouds were reported at 300 and 1200 feet with a few Cumulonimbus clouds at 2500 feet and overcast clouds at 8000 feet. The wind was from 260 degrees at 12 knots. Visibility was 2000 m in rain.
==Airport and runway==
The aircraft has a single runway (10/28) which is located on a flattened hill. The Landing Distance Available (LDA) for both directions is 2850 m. The runway strip extended to 60 m beyond the threshold. After the paved surface, there is a runway end safety area (RESA), measuring 93 m x 90 m. The ICAO required RESA length is 90 m, whereas the recommended length is 240 m.
Past the RESA there is a 35 m drop off.
AIRCRAFT PROFILE BOEING 737-800
Last fatal accident involving a Boeing 737-800: 5 February 2020 Boeing 737-86J (WL) TC-IZK Pegasus Airlines - 3 fatalties (6 months ago)
Total number of hull-losses: 20 (of which 19 were accidents)
7th worst accident involving a Boeing 737-800
Survival rate for all fatal Boeing 737-800 accidents: on average 46.8 % of all occupants survived fatal accidents
AIRCRAFT PROFILE BOEING 737 (all series)
Last fatal accident involving a Boeing 737: 5 February 2020 Boeing 737-86J (WL) TC-IZK Pegasus Airlines - 3 fatalties (6 months ago)
Total number of hull-losses: 217 (of which 198 were accidents)
62nd worst accident involving a Boeing 737
Survival rate for all fatal Boeing 737 accidents: on average 36.8 % of all occupants survived fatal accidents
COUNTRY PROFILE INDIA
Last fatal airliner/bizjet accident in India: 3 June 2019 Antonov An-32 K2752 Indian Air Force - 13 fatalities (1 year and 2 months ago)
Total number of fatal airliner/bizjet accidents: 210
Total number of airliner/bizjet fatalities: 3409
46th worst airliner/bizjet accident in India
The country is rated Cat. 1 in FAA's International Aviation Safety Assessment Program (IASA)