Algerie AT72 at Ghardaia on Mar 1st 2021, nose gear up landing or nose gear collapse

Last Update: March 4, 2021 / 17:02:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2021

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AH-6200

Aircraft Registration
7T-VUK

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

An Air Algerie Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72, registration 7T-VUK performing flight AH-6200 from Algiers to Ghardaia (Algeria) with 30 passengers and 4 crew, landed in Ghardaia at 20:44L (19:44Z) but came to a stop on main gear and its nose. There were no injuries.

Airport Emergency Services reported the aircraft was on approach to Ghardaia when the crew informed tower they could not extend the nose gear prompting a large response by emergency services with 5 fire trucks, 7 ambulances and overall 40 rescue personnel. The aircraft performed an emergency landing without nose gear. There were no injuries.

Civil Protection Services at Ghardaia reported the aircraft suffered a real risk, the occurrence is taken very seriously.

The airline issued a statement saying: "Technical incident without consequences (totally controlled) in the parking lot of Ghardaia airport following the collapse of the nose wheel of an ATR AH coming from Algiers."

The airport did not release any relevant NOTAMs.

On Mar 4th 2021 photos of the aircraft with collapsed nose gear at the apron emerged.

Metars:
DAUG 012200Z 06010KT 6000 NSC 16/M03 Q1019=
DAUG 012100Z 07013KT 6000 NSC 17/M03 Q1019=
DAUG 012000Z 07012KT 6000 NSC 18/M02 Q1018=
DAUG 011900Z 08015KT 6000 NSC 20/M03 Q1017=
DAUG 011800Z 09016KT 5000 DRSA NSC 22/M05 Q1017=
DAUG 011700Z 09018KT 360V110 4000 DRSA NSC 23/M05 Q1017=
DAUG 011600Z 09018KT 5000 DRSA NSC 23/M04 Q1017=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2021

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AH-6200

Aircraft Registration
7T-VUK

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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