Runway excursion to a Windjet A319s
Yesterday evening Windjet flight number IV243 operated by Airbus A319-100 EI-EDM on Rome Fiumicino to Palermo (Italy) with
123 passengers and 6 crew has turned off the runway and came to a stop off the strip with both main gear struts
collapsed. Ove Palermo Punta Raisi airport was in act severe thunderstorms and
windshear at approximately 20:00L (18:00Z). Apart three passengers that gets minor injuries no other problems are occurred, the evacuation was via slides. The aircraft is reported in tail strike attitude. The airport is currently closed until today at 21.00LT, scheduled flights now are in operations to Trapani airport.
The airline said that the airplane encountered windshear causing it to veer off the runway. Italian ANSV opened an investigation.