Batik A320 at Jambi on Mar 6th 2021, nose gear rotated sideways after departure
Last Update: March 11, 2021 / 15:42:19 GMT/Zulu time
The airline reported the crew received an indication of a possible technical problem.
During roll out ground observers noticed fire, sparks and smoke from the nose gear.
On Mar 11th 2021 Indonesia's KNKT reported that during climb out after departure the crew could not retract the landing gear and received a " L/G ABSORBER FAULT" fault message. The crew entered a hold to work the related ECAM actions. After completing the checklists the aircraft returned to Jambi. During the landing roll tower informed the crew about some sparks off the nose wheel. The nose wheels were found in an inproper position. Passengers and crew disembarked via stairs onto the runway. There were no injuries, the aircraft received minor damage. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by the KNKT.
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