The flight was only 361 miles. The only reason I can think of why they didn't go around is fuel issues.
They may have had to hold to long and only had one shot at it but the wx wasn't that bad. Geez, you would think that would make you want to put it down on the strip for Christ sake.
Date: Saturday 13 January 2018
Type: Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-82R (WL)
Operator: Pegasus Airlines
C/n / msn: 40879/4267
First flight: 2012-11-15 (5 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26E
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 162
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 168
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location: Trabzon Airport (TZX) ( Turkey)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
Destination airport: Trabzon Airport (TZX/LTCG), Turkey
Pegasus flight 8622 suffered a runway excursion after landing on runway 11 at Trabzon Airport, Turkey. The aircraft went off the left side of the runway and stopped on a steep downslope.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, departed Ankara-Esenboga Airport at 22:33 hours local time (19:33 UTC) on a domestic flight to Trabzon Airport in Turkey. The flight made a straight in approach to runway 11 and touched down at 23:25 hours.
About 7875 ft. past the runway 11 threshold, the aircraft went off the left side. It travelled across the grass and went down a steep slope, coming to rest with the tail sticking out about 5 meters above runway level. The no. 2 engine broke away in the slide and fell into the sea. The occupants evacuated through the rear and overwing emergency exits.
Runway 11 is an asphalt runway with a Landing Distance Available of 8550 ft. ILS is availabe for CAT I approaches. Elevation of the runway at the point of the excursion is 95 feet (28,90 m) above sea level.
Weather information at Trabzon Airport shows it had been raining there since about 22:10 hours with visibility deteriorating to about 4000 ft at the time of the accident.
METAR Weather report:
20:14 UTC / 23:14 local time:
LTCG 132014Z 00000KT 4000 -RA BR BKN002 BKN025 08/07 Q1021 NOSIG RMK RWY29 VRB01KT
20:20 UTC / 23:20 local time:
LTCG 132020Z 24001KT 4000 -RA BR BKN003 BKN025 08/07 Q1021 NOSIG RMK RWY29 00000KT
20:50 UTC / 23:50 local time:
LTCG 132050Z 25001KT 2800 -RA BR BKN004 BKN025 08/07 Q1021 BECMG TL2100 3200
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