ASL Airlines Hungary Flight 7332

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ASL Hungary Flight 7332
ASL Airlines, HA-FAX, Boeing 737-476 SF (23338599341).jpg
The accident aircraft in November 2015
Accident
Date5 August 2016 (2016-08-05)
SummaryRunway excursion due to pilot error
SiteBergamo Airport, Bergamo, Italy
45°40′18″N 9°41′09″E / 45.6717°N 9.6857°E / 45.6717; 9.6857Coordinates: 45°40′18″N 9°41′09″E / 45.6717°N 9.6857°E / 45.6717; 9.6857
Aircraft
Aircraft typeBoeing 737-476SF
OperatorASL Airlines Hungary (DHL livery)
IATA flight No.QY7332
ICAO flight No.BCS7332
Call signEUROTRANS 7332
RegistrationHA-FAX
Flight originCharles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France
DestinationOrio al Serio International Airport, Bergamo, Italy
Occupants2
Crew2
Fatalities0
Injuries0
Survivors2 (all)

ASL Airlines Hungary Flight 7332 was a cargo flight operating for DHL from Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Italy. On 5 August 2016, the aircraft overran the runway while landing at Bergamo in poor weather and came to rest on a nearby road.[1][2] The airport was closed for almost three hours after the crash, and flights were rescheduled or rerouted to Malpensa Airport.[2][3] The two-person crew was not injured.[4]

Damages[edit]

Bergamo Airport incident location within Bergamo

The plane landed approximately 2000m into the 2900m runway 28, and did not stop until more than 500m beyond the end of the runway.[5] It broke through the airport perimeter fence and rolled onto an active four-lane highway,[3] with some vehicles narrowly escaping a collision[not in citation given] and others in the adjacent parking lot being destroyed in the process.[6] The aircraft left a long trail of destruction as it rolled off from the runway.[7]

It sustained substantial damage, losing its CFM56 engines and main landing gear, and fracturing the horizontal stabilizer.[8]

Investigation[edit]

Italian air investigation agency ANSV began an inquiry into the accident.[8] The CVR and DFDR were retrieved on the day of the accident. A preliminary report was released on 21 September 2016.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASN aircraft accident Boeing 737-476SF HA-FAX". 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  2. ^ a b "Plane crashes on to road in Italy after overshooting Bergamo airport runway". The Guardian. 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  3. ^ a b "Bergamo plane crash: Incredible escape after plane skids off runway at Italian airport and ends up on ROAD". 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  4. ^ "ASL Hungary's Plane Suffers Runway Excursion In Italy". 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
  5. ^ ANSV preliminary report
  6. ^ "ASL Hungary B737-400F overran runway onto road at Bergamo". 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  7. ^ "ASL 737 Overrun Left a Long Trail of Destruction".
  8. ^ a b "ASL 737 substantially damaged in Bergamo accident". 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  9. ^ Aeroporto Orio al Serio, B737-400 marche HA-FAX

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