Trigana Air Service mishap at Jakarta
Yesterday, 20 March, a Trigana Air Service Boeing 737 (PK-YSF, msn 23869) suffered a runway excursion on landing at Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport's runway 24, Indonesia.
ADS-B flight tracking records suggest that the aircraft departed Jakarta at 10:53 hours local time but apparently turned back for landing.
It stopped at about 3,000 feet due to problems with the right hand main gear. The crew entered a hold while attempting to correct the problem and subsequently returned to Halim airport.
Following touchdown the aircraft skidded on the runway on the left main gear, nose gear and right engine pod. During the last stages of the roll-out the aircraft veered right off the runway and came to a stop with all gear collapsed.
There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage, but given the amount of damage (plus age of the aircraft) we fear it might be damaged beyond economical repair. In other words, a write-off...
The 737 made its first flight on 15 November 1988, and was delivered a few weeks later to Asiana Airlines. It operated for them for fifteen years, before being sold to Indonesian airline Batavia Air, which sold it to Trigana Air Service ten year later.