Singapore A359 at Dusseldorf on Aug 1st 2017, nose wheel steering failure

Last Update: August 2, 2017 / 22:00:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 1, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SQ-338

Aircraft Registration
9V-SMC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900, registration 9V-SMC performing flight SQ-338 (dep Jul 31st) from Singapore (Singapore) to Dusseldorf (Germany), landed safely on Dusseldorf's runway 23L and rolled to the end of the runway where the aircraft stopped. Emergency services attended to the aircraft. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron, where passengers disembarked normally.

A passenger reported they noticed that the aircraft did not vacate the runway after landing, then emergency services arrived at the aircraft. About 5-6 minutes later the captain announced that he could not steer the aircraft to the terminal due to a system failure, they needed to be towed to the apron. The aircraft was towed to a remote location on the apron, the passengers disembarked via stairs.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Dusseldorf for about 6 hours, then was able to depart for the return flight SQ-337 with a delay of 35 minutes.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 1, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SQ-338

Aircraft Registration
9V-SMC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

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