Austrian A320 at London on Aug 3rd 2021, no nose wheel steering

Last Update: August 3, 2021 / 15:12:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-452

Destination
Vienna, Austria

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OE-LBX performing flight OS-452 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Vienna (Austria), was climbing out of London's runway 09R when the crew stopped the climb at FL070 reporting the nose gear doors had remained open and they had lost nose wheel steering. The crew advised they expected to be able to vacate the runway very slowly but could not rule out to become stuck while vacating the runway and requested no other aircraft behind them on approach. The aircraft burned off fuel and landed safely back on runway 09L about 65 minutes after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground in London for 3.5 hours, then departed again maintaining a maximum FL190 and low speed (about 300 knots over ground), currently passes about Frankfurt/Main (Germany) and is estimated to reach Vienna with a delay of about 6 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
OE-LBX
Country of Registration
Austria
Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Main Operator
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-452

Destination
Vienna, Austria

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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