Smartwings B738 at Cagliari and Prague on Aug 6th 2020, damaged nose tyre on departure

Last Update: October 23, 2020 / 19:24:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 6, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Smartwings

Flight number
QS-1019

Aircraft Registration
OK-TVV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Smartwings Boeing 737-800, registration OK-TVV performing flight QS-1019 from Cagliari (Italy) to Prague (Czech Republic) with 58 passengers and 7 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Cagliari's runway 14 when the crew felt vibrations from the nose gear shortly before reaching Vr. The crew continued takeoff, climbed to safe altitude and requested a runway inspection while continuing the departure. The runway inspection confirmed tyre debris on the runway confirming the crew's suspicion of a nose gear tyre damage. The crew elected to continue the flight to Prague, declared PAN PAN on approach to Prague and landed safely on Prague's runway 06 about 2 hours after departure. The aircraft vacated the runway and stopped for an inspection, the aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 6, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Smartwings

Flight number
QS-1019

Aircraft Registration
OK-TVV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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