BAY4406 Flight Crash Landing

A Bravo Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration UR-CPR performing flight BAY-4406 from Antalya (Turkey) to Kiev Igor Sikorsky/Zhuliyani (Ukraine) with 169 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Igor Sikorsky (formerly known as Zhulyani) Airport's runway 08 at 20:40L (17:40Z) but veered left off the runway and came to a stop on soft ground. The aircraft was evacuated via slides. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Passengers reported the aircraft came to a stop with the right wing on the grass, a number of passengers seats inside the cabin had been torn off, the smell of smoke appeared in the cabin prompting the passengers to run off the aircraft.

The airport reported the aircraft suffered a runway excursion while landing at Zhuliyani. The airport was closed for 3 hours as result of the ocurrence. All 169 passengers of the aircraft were safely evacuated and taken to the terminal.

Ukraine's NBAAI reported the aircraft ran beyond the limits of the runway while landing at Zhulyani/Igor Sikorsky Airport. There were no injuries. The NBAAI have opened an investigation.

There is no clear information so far as to whether the right main gear collapsed or sunk into the ground.

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