Author Topic: Alaska B738 at Santa Ana on Aug 20th hard landing punches gear through wing  (Read 16877 times)

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(Thanks AVH, looked for the audio, and found nothing at KSNA)
There is video and more pics in the link

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N516AS performing flight AS-1288 from Seattle,WA to Santa Ana,CA (USA), landed on Santa Ana's runway 20R at 23:14L (06:14Z Aug 21st) but touched down hard causing the left main gear strut being punched through the left wing. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway and was disabled. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however.