Alitalia E175 at Frankfurt on Aug 9th 2019, hydraulic failure

Last Update: August 12, 2019 / 10:11:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 9, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-408

Aircraft Registration
EI-RDM

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-175

ICAO Type Designator
E175

An Alitalia Embraer ERJ-175, registration EI-RDM performing flight AZ-408 from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was descending through FL100 on approach to Frankfurt's runway 25R when the crew requested priority, approach queried the cause of the request, the crew however declined to provide the reason. Approach explained they were in normal sequence, they could get priority if they explained the issue. The aircraft continued for about 7 minutes, then the crew advised they had a hydraulic failure affecting nosewheel steering, they needed to be towed off the runway. The aircraft was reassigned runway 25L, emergency services went into their stand by positions. The aircraft landed safely, vacated the runway onto a high speed turn off and stopped past the hol short line clear of the runway as well as clear of the taxiway between the runways. The aircraft was towed to the apron.

A passenger reported they were unaware of any issue prior to touch down. The landing roll felt bumpy, the aircraft stopped with emergency services around and the captain announced due to a problem they needed to be towed off the taxiway. Emergency services inspected the landing gear before the tow lifted the aircraft's nose gear and towed the aircraft to the apron. The tow also felt bumpy.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Frankfurt for about 18 hours, then positioned to Milan Malpensa.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 9, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-408

Aircraft Registration
EI-RDM

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-175

ICAO Type Designator
E175

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