Airblue Airbus A320 Experiences Runway Excursion

Photo: Roland Nussbaumer

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An Airblue Airbus A320-200, registration AP-EDA performing flight PA-613 from Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) to Peshawar (Pakistan) with 150 people on board, landed on Peshawar’s runway 35 with a delay of approximately 11 hours.

Veered temporarily to the right edge of the runway, veered back to the left edge of the runway, returned to the center line, in addition was unable to stop before the end of the runway (length 9000 feet/2740 meters) and overran the end of the runway. There were no injuries. The airport was closed.

The airline confirmed the runway overrun and reported both engines were damaged in the occurrence.

ADS-B data show the aircraft stopped about 120 meters past the end of the runway, still on the paved surface of the runway end safety area.