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.

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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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