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Ryanair Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Barcelona to Hamburg, landed on Hamburg’s runway 05 following a non-precision approach but overran the (displaced) end of the runway.
The aircraft vacated the runway via taxiway E6 instead of last usable exit A6 and taxied to the apron.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Hamburg for 7 hours before returning to service.
On May 17th 2018 Germany’s DFS (ATC Provider) reported the aircraft was unable to stop before the last exit A6 and vacated via the next exit (editorial note: E6) immediately before the begin of the reconstruction works. The area between A6 and E6 was kept clear as a safety buffer zone, hence no machinery, men or other obstacles were on the runway in this area and no critical situation arose. Like all runway excursions this occurrence is being investigated internally by the DFS. Airport and the works permitting authorities (LBA) have been informed about the runway excursion.