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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245386
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Time:c. 02:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8EH (WL)
Registration: VT-SLL
MSN: 34274/2468
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Guwahati-Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU/VEGT) -   India
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bengaluru (Bangalore) International Airport (BLR/VOBL)
Destination airport:Guwahati-Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU/VEGT)
SpiceJet flight SG690 touched down short of the runway threshold 02 at Guwahati Airport, India.
The Boeing 737-800 touched down on the paved surface but struck three runway threshold lights with main gear wheels.
The aircraft rolled out safely and taxied to the apron. An inspection revealed damage to main gear tires. The aircraft departed on the subsequent flight with a delay of about 10 hours.

The Times of India reported that sources said ue to “low clouds on short finals (just before landing), the pilots lost perception of altitude causing high descent rate which led to touchdown on threshold causing hard landing of 2.12G.”

Weather reported about the incident time (0245Z):
VEGT 040200Z 00000KT 2500 BR FEW020 SCT100 18/17 Q1014 NOSIG
VEGT 040300Z 00000KT 3000 BR FEW020 SCT100 19/18 Q1015 NOSIG



Photo of VT-SLL courtesy

Kolkata - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (VECC / CCU)
25 November 2020; (c) Arjun Sarup

Revision history:

06-Dec-2020 09:48 Added
06-Dec-2020 09:56 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2020 09:56 harro Updated [Narrative]

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