A Trigana Air Service Boeing 737-400 freighter suffered a runway excursion landing at Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Indonesia.
The Boeing 737 freighter with registration PK-YSF was performing a cargo flight from Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport to Makassar-Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport.
The aircraft was at initial climb when the crew reported problems with the right-hand main gear having departed runway 24 at 10:53 local time (03:53 UTC). The crew stopped the climb and entered a holding pattern at around 3000 feet.
The aircraft subsequently returned for an emergency landing on the same runway some 30 minutes after departure. On landing, the aircraft veered off the right side of the runway and came to rest in the grass perpendicular to the runway, with the fuselage remaining intact. No injuries were reported. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.
The Ministry of Transportation confirmed the incident saying:
“It is true that today Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 11.26 WIB, the cargo plane Trigana PSK YSF on the Halim-Makassar route has landed.”
Feature Image: “Gerry Soejatman“