Pictures - Ryanair Boeing 737 skids off runway in Limoges

Yesterday, 21 March, a Ryanair Boeing 737 operating from Charleroi (Belgium) to Limoges (France) as FR1216 failed to stop on the runway and came to rest in the grass after runway end. None of the 175 passengers and 6 crew members got injured. Passengers have been evacuated using the slides.

Source: Liveleak
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5 Responses to “Pictures - Ryanair Boeing 737 skids off runway in Limoges”


  1. 1 Euan Mar 23rd, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Ryanair pilots are under pressure from the top. I hope the pilot does not lose his job but reckon he will even if it was not completely his fault which I beleive it was not.

  2. 2 Yannek Mar 24th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    The point is, Ryanair chooses local airports giving huge subsides to host their flights, and most of these are not fit for such aircrafts as Boeings 737 to land. No surprise this one overran the runway and be sure a lot will follow its track, in Limoges or elsewhere.

  3. 3 Jack Mar 26th, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Does anyone know what the weather conditions were at the time of landing? I wonder if they landing with a tailwind?

  4. 4 Jim Mar 29th, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Ryanair pilots are some of the best trained pilots out there. All of the routes and airports are well within the Boeing 737 limits and are strictly governed by both Irish and European guidelines… otherwise they wouldn’t even be allowed to take-off! In aviation mistakes DO happen, but the 737 and Ryanair both have superb safety records.

  5. 5 Bob Feb 9th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Yannek. I hardly think Limoges is an unsuitable airport, the runway is huuuuuuge at around 2 miles long
    I know I’m a bit late, but…

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