Malaysia A388 at Kuala Lumpur on Oct 15th 2017, dropped nose wheel after landing

Last Update: October 17, 2017 / 11:21:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 15, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MH-3

Aircraft Registration
9M-MNB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration 9M-MNB performing flight MH-3 (dep Oct 14th) from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), landed on Kuala Lumpur's runway 32L and slowed. While vacating the runway the left nose wheel could not be seen on the nose gear, the aircraft's nose was supported by the right hand nose wheel only. The aircraft stopped clear of the runway and was towed to the apron.

The airline reported the aircraft had safely landed in Kuala Lumpur. While taxiing towards the gate a nose wheel experienced a failure, which is being investigated. All passengers and crew disembarked normally via stairs.

On Oct 17th 2017 The Aviation Herald learned that the left hand nose wheel bearing failed and overheated cutting through the left hand side of the wheel axle. The crew stopped the aircraft while taxiing after they saw a fire behind the nose wheel via their maneouvering camera.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 15, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MH-3

Aircraft Registration
9M-MNB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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