Last night, a Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 overshot the runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport after flying in from Denver International Airport. The narrowbody was left sitting on the grass for approximately an hour before passengers were transported to the airport’s building by buses.
According to RadarBox.com, Flight F9538 left Denver, Colorado at 17:13 MDT before arriving in the Washington D.C. area at 22:18 EDT. However, there was more than a bumpy landing.
The Daily Mail reports that passengers noticed a few shakes then experienced a significant swerve before ending up off the runway. Thus, the wheels of the aircraft were left stuck in the grass.
“At approximately 10:30pm Friday, Frontier Airlines flight 538, arriving at Reagan National Airport (DCA) from Denver (DEN) and operated on an Airbus A320, landed safely before coming to a stop in a grassy area off the end of Runway 1,” Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority shared, as reported by the Daily Mail.
“There are no reported injuries, and passengers will be deplaned from the aircraft via stairs and bused to the terminal. Runway 1/19 has been temporarily closed to air traffic while airport crews assess the situation, and Runway 15/33 is open.”
No reported injuries
According to ch-aviation, registration N213FR, the A320-200 involved in this weekend’s incident, arrived at Frontier’s facilities in May 2011. The aircraft can hold 150 passengers in economy and 30 in economy plus. Thankfully, there were are no reported injuries to the guests and crew members on board following this event. Nonetheless, emergency vehicles were deployed soon after.