A KLM Boeing 737-400 was severely damaged when it swerved left off runway 25R on landing at Barcelona, Spain on 28 November, after a flight from Amsterdam, confirms the Spanish air accident investigation authority CIAIAC. The 140 passengers and six crew carried out an emergency evacuation, but there were no serious injuries. The gear was broken and, because the aircraft was on its belly, the airline says it took some time for the passengers' baggage to be recovered. CIAIAC says weather "was not a significant factor" in the accident, adding that it does not appear that veering left was caused by a collapse of the left main gear as some unofficial reports had suggested. The aircraft, PH-BTC, which was built in 1992, was removed from the accident site, but remains at Barcelona airport, the authorities there confirm.

Source: Flight International