Brussels A320 at Madrid on Sep 27th 2017, hard landing

Last Update: October 9, 2017 / 22:52:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
SN-3721

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
OO-SNA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Brussels Airlines Airbus A320-200 in the livery of the Belgium "Red Devils" Soccer National Team, registration OO-SNA performing flight SN-3721 from Brussels (Belgium) to Madrid,SP (Spain), landed on Madrid's runway 32R at 12:40L (10:40Z) but touched down hard. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron, where passengers disembarked normally.

While the aircraft was being prepared for the return flight SN-3722, passenger luggage was already loaded, substantial damage to the landing gear was discovered, the return flight needed to be cancelled.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Madrid for about 43 hours, then performed a ferry flight with landing gear down, maximum flight level 260 and maximum 270 knots over ground, to Brussels and is still on the ground in Brussels for now about 206 hours (more than 8 days).

The occurrence came to light because the national soccer team "Red Devils" of Belgium, always using "their" aircraft for matches abroad, could not fly on their livery aircraft to Sarajevo for their world cup qualifier match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Oct 7th 2017.

Metars:
LEMD 271200Z 19004G14KT 9999 FEW050 25/12 Q1022 NOSIG=
LEMD 271130Z 19002KT CAVOK 24/13 Q1022 NOSIG=
LEMD 271100Z 17004KT 090V220 CAVOK 23/13 Q1022 NOSIG=
LEMD 271030Z VRB04KT CAVOK 22/13 Q1022 NOSIG=
LEMD 271000Z 19003KT CAVOK 21/12 Q1022 NOSIG=
LEMD 270930Z 35003KT CAVOK 20/11 Q1023 NOSIG=
LEMD 270900Z 27003KT 190V330 CAVOK 19/08 Q1023 NOSIG=
LEMD 270830Z 31004KT 260V020 CAVOK 17/08 Q1023 NOSIG=
LEMD 270800Z VRB02KT CAVOK 15/06 Q1022 NOSIG=
LEMD 270730Z 33003KT 280V020 CAVOK 14/06 Q1022 NOSIG=
LEMD 270700Z 33002KT CAVOK 13/05 Q1022 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
SN-3721

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
OO-SNA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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