China Express CRJ900 passes the runway


On August 29, a China Express Airlines Bombardier Canadair CRJ-900 overshot the runway when it landed at Aksu Airport (ZWAK) in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

According to AvHerald, the four-and-a-half-year-old aircraft, registration B-3250 and performing flight G54394 from Korla to Aksu, China with 64 passengers and nine crew on board, had maintained 6000 meters (19,700 feet) for approximately 10 minutes before beginning its approach to runway 27.

The aircraft touched down safely but overshot the runway, coming to rest on soft ground about 76 meters past the end of the runway (and about 16 meters past the paved surface of the safety area). end of runway).

The video below shows passengers evacuated through the over-wing exits and having to jump or slide down the flaps, four passengers sustained minor injuries.

The Chinese Civil Aviation Authority has opened an investigation into the cause of the incident, but no further details have been released yet. This message will be updated if and when more details are known.

Aksu Airport has a 09/27 runway configuration that is 2,400 meters long and sits at an elevation of 3,800 feet / 1,160 meters.

China Express Airlines currently operates 148 regional routes with 56 aircraft, mostly CRJ900s, and is based in Guiyang Longdongbao (KWE / ZUGY).

Approximate final location (AvHerald)

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