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Date:lundi 10 janvier 2011
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-216
Immatriculation: 9M-AHH
Numéro de série: 3427
Année de Fabrication: 2008-02-14 (2 years 11 months)
Moteurs: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B6/P
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 123
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 129
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Kuching Airport (KCH) (   Malaysie)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL/WMKK), Malaysie
Aéroport de destination:Kuching Airport (KCH/WBGG), Malaysie
Numéro de vol:AK5218
An AirAsia Airbus A320-216 passenger jet, registered 9M-AHH, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Kuching Airport (KCH), Malaysia. All 123 passengers and six crew members survived. The airplane operated on flight 5218 from Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL) to Kuching Airport (KCH).
The flight landed on Kuching's runway 25 in heavy rain around but skidded to the right and went off the side of the runway. It came to rest in the grass with the nose gear dug in or collapsed.

According to AirAsia the aircraft landed at 20:02. Media reports indicate the accident happened around 22:00, which seems more likely given the scheduled departure time of AK5218 of 19:40.

» AirAsia Statement: Flight AK 5218 Incident in Kuching International Airport (Borneo Post)

METAR Weather report:
14:00 UTC / 22:00 local time:
WBGG 101400Z 36010KT 2000 +TSRA FEW015CB SCT020 BKN150 25/24 Q1007 TEMPO 1000 +TSRA=
Wind 360 degrees at 1 knots, Visibility 2000 m; Heavy thunderstorm with rain; Few clouds with cumulonimbus 1,500 ft., scattered clouds 2,000 ft., broken clouds 15,000 ft; Temperature 25°C, Dewpoint 24°C; 1007 hPa; Temporary visibility 1000 m


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport et Kuching Airport est de 965 km (603 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE): recommendations and guidance material to prevent runway excursions

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