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Friday, June 1, 2012

Sriwijaya Air 737-400 runway excursion at Pontianak

Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-4YO PK-CJV just had a runway excursion upon landing at Pontianak Airport. Initial reports indicate all crew and passengers are save, and aircraft is "in one piece". Aircraft was doing SJ188 Jakarta-Pontianak (scheduled departure 1035LT, scheduled arrival 1200LT). Accident occured at around 1230 local time, extent of damage unknown at this stage. The crew have so far been identified as a local instructor captain and a foreign junior pilot undergoing line training, with a a local first officer acting as safety pilot.

PK-CJV after evacuation at PNK
Pontianak Airport is now closed as per the following NOTAM:
  • B0726/12 NOTAMN
  • Q) WIIF/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A/000/999/0008S10924E005
  • A) WIOOB) 1206010600 
  • C) 1206011200
  • CREATED: 01 Jun 2012 06:01:00 SOURCE: WRRRYNYX
  • (From http://www.notams.faa.gov)

Weather conditions at around 1230 local time is as follows:
WIOO 010530Z 23022KT 0600 FEW009CB BKN007 29/25 Q1008 RMK CB OVER THE FIELD
  • Pontianak Supadio Airport, Date 1(June), 0530UTC.
  • Wind: 230 at 22 knots
  • Visibility: 600 metres 
  • Cloud: a few clouds at 900 feet with cumulonimbus 
  • Cloud: broken at 700 feet
  • Temperature: 29 C 
  • Dewpoint: 25 C
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Pressure: 1008 hPa
  • Remarks: Cumulonimbus over airfield

Weather conditions at around 1300 local time is as follows:
WIOO 010600Z 3000 TSRA FEW010CB BKN008 24/24 Q1007 RMK CB TO NE
  • Pontianak Supadio Airport, Date 1(June), 0600UTC.
  • Wind: No Information
  • Visibility: 3000 metres 
  • Weather: thunderstorm with rain 
  • Cloud: a few clouds at 1000 feet with cumulonimbus 
  • Cloud: broken at 800 feet
  • Temperature: 24 C 
  • Dewpoint: 24 C
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Pressure: 1007 hPa
  • Remarks: Cumulonimbus to the northeast
No wind information suggest that heavy localized weather pattern may be a factor.

Updated 0708UTC. Added Flight Number, Phase of Flight, Flight Schedule, Time of Accident.
Updated 0725UTC. Corrected minor details.
Updated 1355UTC. Crew composition update.

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