Cathay A359 at Hong Kong on Feb 10th 2018, nose wheel steering failure

Last Update: February 14, 2018 / 22:19:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-899

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-LRU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900, registration B-LRU performing flight CX-899 (dep Feb 9th) from Newark,NJ (USA) to Hong Kong (China), was on approach to Hong Kong when the crew advised they had a problem with the nose wheel steering, would be able to vacate the runway via the high speed turn off but needed a tow to the apron. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Hong Kong's runway 07L, vacated the runway and stopped when clear of the runway. The aircraft was towed to the gate.

A passenger reported the flight was uneventful until after vacating the left runway when the aircraft stopped. While the flight attendants were just making their usual post flight announcements the captain interrupted their announcement and announced that they had no nose wheel steering and would be towed to the apron. Shortly after the announcements the engines were shut down, a tug arrived and towed the aircraft to the gate, where the aircraft docked still ahead of schedule.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-899

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-LRU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

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