А-320-231 EY-623 02.02.2014

Accident date02.02.2014
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberEY-623
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departureKulyab
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrivalKulyab
Accident siteRepublic of Tajikistan, Kulyab Airport
Aircraft typeА320-231
Serial №0428
Aircraft operatorEast Air
Aircraft ownerEastok Avia FZE, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)25.12.2014
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft substantially damaged

report_ey-623.pdf (2.07 MB)

Aviation typeCommercial
Works type

07 february 2014

     According to the information recieved the runway shoulder overrun during landing of A-329 EY-623 aircraft operated by "East Air" Airline of the Tajikistan Republic occured at Kulyab airport of the Tajikistan Republic on February 2, 2014 at 7:36 a.m. local time.
      6 crew members and 186 passengers were on board, all of them were citizens of the Tajikistan republic. The aircraft nose landing gear was damaged. No crew members and passengers suffered.
      Based on the intergovernmental "Agreement on Civil Aviation and Use of Airspace" and taking requirments of Annex 13 to the Convention on international civil aviation into account the investigation is conducted by the Interstate Avation Committee Investigation team with participation of the Tajikistan Republic specialists. The Investigation team proceeded to work at the accident site.

14 january 2015

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with А320-231 EY-623 aircraft owned by "East Air" CJSC which occurred in the Republic of Tajikistan on February 2, 2014.
      The accident with A320-231 EY-623 aircraft was caused by the aircraft collision with snow parapet during landing on unprepared RWY that was cleared to 22 m in width (45 m RWY total width), and with 50-95 cm snow parapets along the cleared part that resulted in front gear leg destruction and engines flameout followed by aircraft runway overrun to the right.
      The accident was caused by the consequence of the following factors combination:
      • flight operation officer decision for aircraft clearance on unprepared RWY;
      • having unprepared RWY by the time of the aircraft arrival the aerodrome service didn't put temporary restrictions, didn't make the appropriate note in the "Aerodrome airworthiness log", didn't take any measures to prevent the aircraft landing on unprepared RWY.   
    Appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.