Date & Time: Feb 2, 2013 at 2032 LT
Type of aircraft:
ATR72-500
Operator:
Registration:
YR-ATS
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pisa - Rome
MSN:
533
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
AZ1670
Location:
Rome
Lazio
Country:
Italy
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
46
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Runway 25 was closed to trafic due to work in progress so crew was vectored to runway 16L. Weather conditions were good with strong winds from 250° at 28 knots gusting to 41 knots. On last segment, aircraft lost altitude and hit the ground 567 metres short of runway 16L threshold. Aircraft bounced three times, lost its right undercarriage, slid on runway and eventually came to rest in a grassy area 1,780 metres past the runway threshold. At the time of the accident, strong lateral winds and wind shear conditions prevailed. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair as the fuselage was buckled up to the wings.