Event Details

Title:Aircraft accident report, Mandala Airlines MDL493, Boeing B737-200 Adv PK-RIL, Hasanuddin Airport, Ujungpandang, South Sulawesi, 5 April 1999
Micro summary:This Boeing 737-200 veered off the runway on landing.
Event Time:1999-04-05 at 0637 UTC
File Name:1999-04-05-ID.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC)
Publishing Country:Indonesia
Report number:KNKT/99.06/02.04.008
Site of event:Hasanuddin Airport, Ujungpandang
Departure:Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia
Destination:Hasanuddin International Airport, Ujung Pandang, Indonesia
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 737-200 Adv
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):Mandala Airlines
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On April 5, 1999, Mandala Airlines Boeing B737-200 Adv, registration PK-RIL, departed from Soekarno Hatta International Airport Jakarta, which bound for Ujungpandang – Manado – Ujungpandang – Surabaya – Cengkareng. On its third sector (Menado – Ujungpandang), the flight and the aircraft’s systems were reported to be in good condition. The pilot flying (PF) was the Pilot in Command (PIC). During the descent, the cockpit crew planned an approach on R/W 31. At 2500 ft altitude, the airfield was not in sight due to the cloud formation and local rain over the airport. The PF requested to land on R/W 13, and the aircraft was cleared to join right-hand down wind to R/W 13.. After the localizer was established and while flying at 1500 ft altitude with the autopilot engaged, the runway was still not in sight by the crew. At 800 ft, the runway was in sight, and the PF then disengaged the autopilot at 500 ft. It was raining over the airport, and during flare-out the PF felt that the aircraft did not touch the runway surface. The aircraft was reported veering to the right, and the PF failed to bring the aircraft to the R/W centerline. The aircraft came to a standstill at a position of about 15 m to the right of the centerline of Runway 13, and at a distance of 186 m from the end of the opposite runway.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Runway Excursion
Operations - Slippery Runway, Taxiway, Apron
Operations - Upset - Uncommanded or excessive Yaw
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