After an unstabilized approach to Paro Airport (PBH/VQPR), Bhutan, a Tri-MG Intra Asia Airlines Boeing 737-33A(SF), registration PK-YGW, landed hard.
Moderna vaccinations were carried onboard Flight GM-515, leaving Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC) in India and going to Paro Airport (PBH/VQPR) in Bhutan.
As the aircraft approached runway 33, the crew was notified of a BANK ANGLE and GPWS. “They decided to proceed with the approach regardless of the warning, and the aircraft made a harsh landing.
Nobody was harmed. Around 16 hours later, the aircraft left Paro for Bangkok.
“The airport is situated on the banks of the Paro Chhu river in a steep valley. With surrounding peaks reaching a height of 5,500 meters (18,800 feet), it is regarded one of the world’s most difficult airports, with less than two dozen pilots licensed to land there.”