Ariana Afghan 737-400 right main landing gear failure in Kabul

Ariana Afghan flight FG252 from Herat (HEA/OAHR) to Kabul (KBL/OAKB) on 7 November was operated by Boeing 737-4YO YA-PIE (leased from GECAS) suffered mishap upon landing where the right hand main landing gear collapsed. Aircraft stopped on runway leaning on it’s no.2 engine.


The mishap resulted in major flight delays and cancellation at Kabul. Rescue services quickly attended to the aircraft and passengers were evacuated. No injuries reported.

The aircraft, YA-PIE is serial number 26086 which first flew on 10 May 1993 and delivered to Turkish Airlines on 18 May 1993 as TC-JEY. In 2008 the aircraft was operated by AnadoluJet in Turkey before moving to Afghanistan in March 2010 for Pamir Airways and finally Ariana Afghan in October 2013.

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