A Ural Airlines Airbus A320-200, registered as VQ-BGJ was performing flight U6-105 from Moscow Domodedovo to Irkutsk (Russia). They were on approach to Irkutsk when the crew stopped the descent at FL080 due to present weather conditions, the aircraft entered a hold.
After about 35 minutes in the hold, the crew decided to divert to Ulan-Ude’s Mukhino Airport but landed on a newly built, still closed runway to the north of runway 08/26 at about 08:30L.
At the time of the landing, the runway lighting of the new runway was being tested. The aircraft was grounded pending the investigation. A replacement A320-200 registration VQ-BAG delivered the passengers to Irkutsk with a delay of 21 hours.
According to current AIP release on AIP Russia (as listed by ICAO), the aerodrome chart is dated February 2017 and shows the now disused grass runway (which is to become the new paved runway) and runway 08/26, but does not contain any hint on a newly built runway. No amendment or supplement for the aerodrome can be found, however, NOTAMs are available.
A3119/18 – NEW RWY IS BEING CONSTRUCTED NORTH AND PARALLEL TO OPR RWY 08/26, MEN AND MACHINERY OPR. 04 JUN 06:30 2018 UNTIL 31 AUG 09:00 2018 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 04 JUN 06:34 2018
A2656/18 – RWY 26: ILS DME U/S. 21 MAY 02:00 2018 UNTIL 31 DEC 23:59 2018. CREATED: 15 MAY 05:38 2018
A2655/18 – RWY 26: ILS LOC GP U/S. 21 MAY 02:00 2018 UNTIL 31 DEC 23:59 2018. CREATED: 15 MAY 05:37 2018
A4459/16 – GRASS RWY 08/26 WITHDRAWN FROM SERVICE. REF AIP BOOK 1 PAGE AD 2.1 UIUU-31,39. 22 SEP 08:00 2016 UNTIL PERM. CREATED: 22 SEP 06:02 2016
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