Vietjet A21N at Banmethuot on Nov 29th 2018, both nose wheels separated on landing

Last Update: January 21, 2019 / 14:53:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 29, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
VJ-356

Aircraft Registration
VN-A653

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

A VietjetAir Airbus A321-200 Neo, registration VN-A653 performing flight VJ-356 from Ho Chi Minh City to Banmethuot (Vietnam) with 207 people on board, landed on Banmethuot's runway 09, however, both nose wheels separated from the nose gear strut causing the aircraft to skid to a halt on the runway about 1200 meters/3900 feet down the runway at about 23:00L (16:00Z). The aircraft was evacuated via slides. Six passengers received minor injuries as result of the evacuation and were taken to local hospitals.

The airline reported the aircraft suffered technical problems after landing, a few passengers needed to be taken to a hospital for examination and have already been discharged. The aircraft had been acquired only two weeks ago. Authorities and Industry Units have opened an investigation.

On Dec 6th 2018 Vietnam's CAA reported the nose wheels were "completely damaged in landing". An investigation has been opened.

Metars:
VVBM 291800Z 08011KT 9000 BKN010 21/20 Q1016 NOSIG=
VVBM 291730Z 08010G21KT 050V110 9000 BKN010 22/20 Q1016 NOSIG=
VVBM 291700Z 09012KT 050V110 9000 BKN010 22/20 Q1016 NOSIG=
VVBM 291630Z 09011KT 050V110 9999 BKN010 22/20 Q1017 NOSIG=
VVBM 291600Z 09010KT 9999 SCT012 22/20 Q1017 NOSIG=
VVBM 291530Z 07011KT 9999 SCT012 22/20 Q1017 NOSIG=
VVBM 291500Z 08011KT 9999 SCT013 22/20 Q1017 NOSIG=
VVBM 291430Z 08013KT 050V110 9999 SCT013 22/20 Q1017 NOSIG=
VVBM 291400Z 08011KT COR 050V110 9999 SCT013 22/20 Q1017 NOSIG=
VVBM 291330Z 08011KT 9999 SCT013 22/20 Q1017 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 29, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
VJ-356

Aircraft Registration
VN-A653

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

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