[ACCIDENT] Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 overruns Runway and bursts into Flames at Jauja Francisco Carlé Airport, Peru

At around 21:40Z (16:40 local time) on 28th March, a Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737-300 operating flight P9 112 touched down with excessive force on Runway 31 at Jauja Francisco Carlé Airport, causing the landing gear to collapse and the aircraft to veer off the runway, bursting into flames before skidding to a stop.

After touchdown on Runway 31, the aircraft veered off the right side of the runway. According to the airport authority CORPAC, the right hand wing of the aircraft impacted the perimeter fence. Fuel began leaking from the wing tanks and ignited.

The passengers and crew members evacuated safely whilst the fire spread, consuming a large part of the fuselage. Airport fire crews eventually extinguished the blaze.

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The smoking remains of the aircraft, Boeing 737-3M8 OB-2036-P

There were 141 passengers and crew onboard the aircraft, all of whom were evacuated and survived the accident. However, there are conflicting reports on the injuries sustained, with sources such as local media, public prosecutors and Peru’s ministry of Transport providing figures ranging from 0 to 29 injuries.

Injuries are said to include broken bones and concussions, which some reports stating that certain passengers needed to be hospitalized.

The airline released the below statement, of which we have provided a translation.

Today, being 6:30 pm, at the time of landing at the Francisco Carle Airport in Juaja; our aircraft OB-2036 a Boeing 737 turned to the right side, leaving the runway.

Thanks to the expertise and high professionalism of our cabin crew, a major mishap was avoided. The 141 passengers who were on board were evacuated by our crew, with no passengers having any injuries

The competent authorities and the company are making the corresponding inquiries

Office of Public Relations

The aircraft involved in the accident was Boeing 737-3M8 OB-2036-P, c/n 25071. The 26 year old example was manufactured in Renton, USA and has operated for TEA – Trans European Airlines, Markair, Air Europa, AirAsia, Olympic Airlines, Aerosur and Peruvian Airlines. Due to the damage sustained, the airframe has been written off.

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OB-2036-P in 2014 ©César Prieto

Peruvian Airlines flight P9/PVN 112 is a domestic scheduled commercial flight within Peru, from Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM/SPJC) to Juaja Francisco Carlé Airport (JAU/SPJJ). Jauja Airport’s Elevation is 11,034 feet/3363 metres above MSL. Runway 13/31 is 2810 metres/9220 feet long.

Map (Graphics: AVH/Google Earth)

This YouTube video captures the aftermath of the incident; the evacuation and response from airport fire crews.

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VIP Traffic Movements at Gloucestershire Airport during Cheltenham Races Week

This year, the annual Cheltenham Races festival ran from the  14th to the 17th March, attracting thousands of visitors to Gloucestershire for the event to bet millions of pounds on horse races.

However, some of the event’s more affluent attendees decided to turn up in style, with many high profile VIP business jets and turboprops flying to nearby Gloucestershire (Staverton) Airport (GLO/EGBJ). An opportunity not to be missed, I headed up to the airport during the week to catch some of these “interesting” visitors!

All photos ©Avineesh Suppiah

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Beech King Air 350i G-SRBM was flying charters between Farnborough and Newcastle among other destinations over the course of the week

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NetJets Europe Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 CS-PHG was one of many NetJets aircraft that visited GLO throughout the week

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Farnborough based Hangar 8 Raytheon Hawker 4000 Horizon G-PROO was one of the largest and most impressive visitors to the airport
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Many visitors to the event came from Ireland, most flying Dublin to Bristol. However some aircraft, including Cessna 441 Conquest II EI-DMG, decided to come the more direct way
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Pilatus PC-12/47E M-YAKW arriving from Bournemoth

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Private helicopter transfer? Not a bad idea if you’ve got the money

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The majestic Centreline Air Charter Dassault Falcon 2000LX G-PULA was by far my favourite catch of the day!

Hope you enjoyed these short selection of pictures. All were taken with a Canon EOS 700D & EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens. Check out the video below for more from the day!

 

IAG announce LEVEL

Level A330
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Today the International Airlines Group announced a brand new low cost, long-haul carrier that will be launched in June later this year. LEVEL will begin by operating two Airbus A330 to 4 destinations in Argentina, The Dominican Republic and The United States. 
The flights will be operated with Iberia’s cabin crew and pilots initially. Flights are already on sale now and start as low as €99 one way. The airline is initially launching in Barcelona, but will expand to other European cities in the near future. 

Destinations, frequencies and schedules are further below.

Willie Walsh, IAG group CEO said regarding the news: “LEVEL is an exciting new IAG airline brand which will bring a stylish and modern approach to flying at prices that are even more affordable. It will benefit from having the strength of one of the world’s largest airline groups behind it.

“LEVEL will become IAG’s fifth main airline brand alongside Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. It will complement our existing airline portfolio and further diversify our current customer base.

“Barcelona is Vueling’s home base and this will allow customers to connect from Vueling’s extensive European network onto LEVEL’s longhaul flights.

“This is just the start. We’re really excited about the opportunities for expansion and we plan to bring LEVEL to other European destinations”.

From airlineroute:

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El Al set to launch 787 flights in third-quarter 2017

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El Al will receive its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner later this year, and is planning on launching flights with them during the third quarter of 2017. The two first 787-9s will be used on their flights to Los Angeles, and will be leased from ALC. Prior to this it will be used on shorter runs, likely to Europe, for crew training and familiarization.

The new jets will replace its current fleet of 767s and 747s that are used on the airline’s longhaul network. The airline will operate a total of 16  787-8s and -9s, a combination of purchased and leased aircraft. With the added capacity the Argentine Ministry of Tourism is looking at getting the airline to serve the capital, Buenos Aires. The airline has options for an additional 13 Dreamliners.

 

Two US airlines dropping flights to Cuba

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Only six months after regular passenger flights between the US and Cuba were resumed, two US airlines are already dropping flights to the country. Silver and Frontier both blame overcapacity between the two countries. Frontier will end its route between Miami and Havana, while Silver will drop all 9 planned routes. With seven airlines serving the South Florida – Havana market, there has been fierce competition for an overestimated amount of demand due to the lack of flights in the past.

Though no other airlines have left Cuba yet, there have been large amounts of reductions to the island, including cut frequencies and smaller equipment.

 

 

Norwegian to go double-daily, year-round on London – New York

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Norwegian announced late last year that it will be adding a second daily flight to New York from its London Gatwick base. At first the airline proposed that the second daily frequency would operate everyday except Wednesday bringing the total to 13 weekly flights, but now has proposed that LGW-JFK will operate 14x weekly, year-round.

From airlineroute:
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Qatar Airways to launch Indian subsidiary 

Qatar Airways has now planned to enter the Indian market with a new, fully-owned airline after its Saudi subsidiary failed to get the necessary approvals to operate. 

The airline will soon apply for the necessary permits to operate in India, and once gotten the carrier will operate up to 100 airplanes. The plans however have received opposition from the Federation of Indian Airlines and other Indian carriers.