China Southern A320 at Shijiazhuang on Nov 2nd 2019, nose gear problem on landing

Last Update: November 3, 2019 / 18:25:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 2, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-6540

Aircraft Registration
B-9911

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A China Southern Airbus A320-200, registration B-9911 performing flight CZ-6540 from Guangzhou to Shijiazhuang (China) with 143 people on board, landed on Shijiazhuang's runway when the crew applied emergency brakes due to a nose gear problem. The aircraft was disabled on the runway.

Passengers reported the landing run was extremely short (in the range of about 10 seconds), the smell of burning rubber developed on board. The nose gear appeared to be bent and damaged when they disembarked onto the runway. They were bussed to the terminal.

The airline reported a nose gear problem prompted the crew to perform an emergency braking. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, the passengers disembarked normally and were bussed to the terminal. The aircraft was towed off the runway about two hours after landing. The incident is being investigated.

Grainy photos from far distance do not permit to identify whether the nose gear was perhaps tilted 90 degrees on landing or what other problem may have been, make clear however, the nose gear did not collapse. A video circulating on China's Social Media, being offered as of the occurrence aircraft, in fact shows the nose gear of aircraft nose number 500, which is not B-9911 having nose number 911.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Shijiazhuang about 31 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 2, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-6540

Aircraft Registration
B-9911

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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