Incident: Batik A320 at Manokwari on Mar 13th 2018, runway excursion on backtrack

Incident: Batik A320 at Manokwari on Mar 13th 2018, runway excursion on backtrack

A Batik Air Airbus A320-200, registration PK-LAJ performing flight ID-6155 from Manokwari to Sorong (Indonesia) with 125 people on board, was backtracking runway 17 for departure and was about to turn around before the runway threshold when the right hand main gear went off paved surface disabling the aircraft. The passengers disembarked onto the runway via stairs. 


The aircraft needed to be digged out and towed to the apron. The aircraft is still in Manokwari 21 hours later.