Pakistan: Runway Excursion
What: Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-200 en route from Abu Dhabi to Peshawar
When: Feb 8th 2010
Who: 112 passengers
Why: While landing on a wet runway, the Shaheen Air flight either hydroplaned or experienced a “technical fault.” If the plane had hydroplaned off the end of the runway instead of veering off the side, it could have impacted the traffic like the Congonhas crash. Instead we have a minor muddy runway excursion.
No on one was injured. An airline spokesman said “It was tremendously heavy rain and the aircraft skidded off the runway” but others say it was not raining that much. The plane may return to service this week.
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