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7th Jan 2016, 18:08
Blue Air B734 at Cluj, runway excursion on landing, snow deposits on rwy.
Rwy length: 2100m.

From Avherald (http://avherald.com/h?article=491fb3ed&opt=0):

A Blue Air Boeing 737-400, registration YR-BAS performing flight 0B-9301 from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj (Romania) with 110 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Cluj's runway 25 at 08:02L (06:02Z) but overran the end of of the runway by about 20 meters (65 feet) and came to a stop with all gear on the paved surface of the runway end safety area. No injuries occurred, the aircraft sustained no damage. The passengers disembarked normally via mobile stairs and were bussed to the terminal.




LRCL 070630Z 08005KT 0700 R25/0900U SN FG SCT003 OVC008 00/00 Q0995 R07/590393
LRCL 070600Z 09003KT 1000 R25/0900V1400D SN BR SCT009 OVC010 00/00 Q0995 R07/590393

Rough translation of comms from Aterizare ratat? la Cluj-Napoca | Dialogul dintre comandant ?i turnul de control (http://www.digi24.ro/Stiri/Digi24/Actualitate/Stiri/Aterizare+ratata+la+Cluj-Napoca+Dialogul+dintre+comandant+si+tur)

Pilot: 9301 - We're off the runway!
Tower: Confirm. Welcome! Continue to Delta to parking.
Pilot: No no, we're _OFF_ the runway! PAN PAN!
Tower: Confirm, Thank you!
Pilot: We're off the runway - but we're fine, we're on solid ground. Engines still on. Currently assessing the situation and preparing for evacuation.
Tower: Confirm. Ground emergency services notified, help is on the way!
Tower: Can you confirm runway excursion? Any damage? Need to inform ground.
Pilot: Runway excursion, right side. We're now shutting down engines. Looks like we hit ground with one engine. No casualties.
Tower: Confirm right side, informing ground. Confirm, no casualties, help is coming. Runway closed.
Pilot: We need a fire engine to take a look at us from outside, we can't see the whole thing. We're fine, no fire danger. Need to know if we can deploy slides or wait for stairs.
Tower: Confirm, 1st car is at site. We can't see any damage to the plane.

"We're off the runway" and "runway excursion" very close when attempted in Romanian.

7th Jan 2016, 18:44
Amazing that, with just a little bit of French and Spanish, I can mostly read Romanian TV captions! "Romance language", indeed.

Will wait for more details before commenting on the event itself.

8th Jan 2016, 01:17
"Romance language", indeed.

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