A320 Slid Off Side In Night VMC, Calm Winds
Transportation Safety Board dispatched two investigators to Jackson
Hole, WY to investigate an incident in which a United Airlines jet
veered off the side of a runway.
On February 25, 2008, at 2116 MST, an Airbus A320, registration
N442UA, operated by United Airlines as flight 267, departed the
right side of runway 19 during landing at Jackson Hole Airport. The
captain, first officer, four flight attendants and 119 passengers
evacuated the aircraft via the emergency slides.
During the evacuation, one of the inflatable slides did not
deploy. No serious injuries have been reported.
The airplane departed Denver at 1944 MST with the intended
destination of Jackson Hole. Visual meteorological conditions
prevailed during the nighttime landing. The reported weather at the
airport about the time of the incident was wind calm, visibility of
10 miles, and overcast clouds at 3200 feet above the ground.
The airplane came to rest on its landing gear at about a 90
degree angle to the runway in snow about three feet deep. An
initial examination of the aircraft revealed no readily visible
signs of structural damage or evidence of fire.
The captain and first officer have both been interviewed by
Safety Board investigators. The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and
flight data recorder (FDR) were removed from the aircraft and sent
to the NTSB headquarters in Washington where they will be read
Investigators are expected to remain on-scene for several days
as they continue their documentation of the incident.
Regis#: 442UA Make/Model: A320 Description: A-320
Date: 02/26/2008 Time: 0420
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N
City: JACKSON HOLE State: WY Country: US
N442UA, UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 267, AN AIRBUS A320 AIRCRAFT,
SKIDDED AND THE RIGHT ENGINE STRUCK A SNOWBANK, NO INJURIES
PASSENGERS EVACUTED VIA SLIDES, JACKSON HOLE, WY
INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
# Crew: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min:
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min:
WEATHER: KJAC METAR 260255Z 04004KT 10SM OVC043 MO4/M06
Activity: Business Phase: Landing Operation: Air Carrier
FAA FSDO: CASPER, WY (NM04) Entry date: