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The following file is quite long but once you have the pdf down and open, take a look at the photo section. The Aircraft was a 737-800.  Boeing aircraft have been reported to being built like a tank and this one definitely was.

FINAL REPORT ACCIDENT Occurrence No.: 466/07 Aircraft: B737-800, EC-HBM October 28, 2007 EPKT aerodrome 


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13 minutes ago, moeman said:

Whatever came of the Jetsgo incident in Calgary back in 2005 when they landed in the grass, hit a bunch of signs, took off again and successfully landed with a bunch of damage done to it?

for your reading pleasure: 

Aviation Investigation Report A05W0010

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigated this occurrence for the purpose of advancing transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

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Failure to Remain on the Runway
(Rejected Landing)
Jetsgo McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 C-FRYH
Calgary International Airport, Alberta
20 January 2005


The Jetsgo DC-9-83 C-FRYH, serial number 53520, was operating as JGO191 on a flight from Toronto / Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Ontario, to Calgary International Airport, Alberta. The runway visual range passed to the crew with the landing clearance for Runway 34 was 1400 feet, with a runway light setting of five. JGO191 conducted the instrument landing system (ILS) approach and touched down on the runway, left of the centreline at 1956 mountain standard time (MST). The aircraft departed the left side of the runway surface and travelled 1600 feet before climbing out on a missed approach procedure. A hold short sign was struck and destroyed while the aircraft was on the ground. JGO191 was vectored back to Runway 34 for a second ILS approach and landed at 2010 MST. There was minor damage to the aircraft, and there were no injuries among the 78 passengers and 6 crew members.

 the first part of this report deals with the Jetsgo incident and then follows up with this


A number of occurrences have been investigated by the TSB in which inadequate visual references during the final stages of an approach contributed to an accident.

  • A91A0198: A DC-8 aircraft was conducting an ILS approach to Runway 29 at the Moncton Airport, with a reported RVR of 1400 feet. After touchdown, the aircraft left the right side of the runway and travelled approximately 1100 feet prior to regaining the runway. During the final stages of the landing, the crew had difficulty discerning the runway.
  • A93W0037: A Boeing 737 conducting a Category I ILS to Runway 16 at the Calgary Airport departed the left side of the runway after touchdown. The aircraft struck a number of runway and taxiway lights prior to regaining the runway surface. The weather at the time of the occurrence was a ceiling of 200 feet obscured and a visibility of 1/8 mile in very light freezing drizzle and fog. The RVR was reported to the crew as 2400 feet; runway lights were switched to a setting of five just prior to commencing the approach.
  • A97H0011: A Canadair CL 600 Regional Jet was conducting a Category I ILS approach to Runway 15 at the Fredericton Airport. The crew had sight of the approach lights at minimums and elected to land. On arrival, the reported ceiling was 100 feet obscured, the visibility 1/8 mile in fog, and the RVR 1200 feet. On reaching about 35 feet, the captain assessed that the aircraft was not in a position to land safely, as it was left of the centreline and the crew had no way to assess how far down the runway they were; the captain ordered a go-around. As the aircraft reached its go-around pitch attitude of about 10º, the aircraft stalled aerodynamically and impacted the ground.
  • A99Q0151: A Raytheon Beech 1900D was on a scheduled flight from Port-Menier to Sept-Îles, Quebec, with two pilots and two passengers on board. The aircraft crashed while on approach to the airport, 1 nautical mile (nm) short of the runway, in reported weather conditions of a 200-foot ceiling and ¼ sm visibility. The crew had descended well below safe minimum altitude while in instrument meteorological conditions.
  • A03Q0151: A PA-31-310, with one pilot and two passengers on board, was on a visual flight rules flight from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, to Gaspé, Quebec. While en route to Gaspé, the pilot was informed that weather conditions at his destination were a ceiling of 500 feet and visibility of ¾ sm in fog. The wreckage was found on a hilltop 1.2 nm northeast of the airport. The pilot had continued his descent below minimum descent altitude without having the visual references required to continue the landing.
  • A04W0032: A Boeing 737 aircraft was conducting an ILS approach to Runway 15 in Edmonton, in conditions of freezing fog with a reported RVR of 1200 feet; runway lights were at a setting of five. The aircraft touched down to the left of the runway and travelled approximately 1600 feet before returning to the runway.

These occurrences share a number of commonalities. All were conducted during darkness with visibilities less than those recommended on the CAP approach plate to runways served by a Category I ILS system. In these occurrences, the crew had sight of the runway environment at minimums and elected to land, but subsequently had difficulty acquiring sufficient visual references to maintain aircraft alignment with the runway.


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