Astral Airlines Runway Excursion

Monday, November 18, 2013
By George Hatcher


An Austral Airlines Embraer ERJ 190AR en route from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires suffered a runway excursion on landing in Buenos Aires Argentina. The landing was complicated by strong wind and rain.

After the plane left the runway, it struck the antenna of the instrument landing system.

The weather was reported as:
SAEZ 150900Z 19014KT 160V240 3000 RA FEW010 SCT020 OVC050 16/16 Q1004

Translation:
SAEZ 15th @ 0900Z, wind from 190 at 14 KT, winds varying from 160 to 240, visibility 3000′, Weather: rain, Sky: few clouds at 1000, scattered at 2000, overcast at 5000, temperature 16, dewpoint 16, altimeter 1004 mb

Passengers disembarked via slides, resulting in a single injury. Most of the 96 passengers were Brazilian.

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