Egypt B738 at Madinah on Oct 25th 2021, burst nose tyres on touch down

Last Update: January 19, 2023 / 15:06:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 25, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-2677

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SU-GEE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
OEMA

An Egypt Air Boeing 737-800, registration SU-GEE performing flight MS-2677 from Cairo (Egypt) to Madinah (Saudi Arabia) with 109 passengers and 7 crew, touched down on Madinah's runway at 16:41L (13:41Z) when both nose tyres burst causing tyre debris to impact fuselage, engines and wings. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway and was disabled. A post flight inspection also revealed damage to the underside of the left engine (CFM56) consistent with a possible pod strike.

The runway and airport needed to be closed for about 3 hours.

On Jan 19th 2023 Saudi Arabia's AIB released their first final report (ever), however, only in a synopsis. The report concluded the probable causal factors were

improper flare technique followed by a nonstandard recovery according to Boeing FCT Balked landing maneuver.

Additionally, a contributing factor was the first officer record of flight training with landing difficulties.

In the synopsis the AIB summarized the sequence of events:

MSR2677 was a scheduled passenger flight for Egypt Air serving between Cairo, International Airport, Egypt and Madinah, Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia. The flight was operated by two flight deck crew members and five flight attendants with 109 passengers on board. The flight was uneventful until the landing at Madinah airport runway 17. The first officer, pilot flying, seconds before the touchdown, induced a high sink rate resulting in a strong bounce. The captain, pilot monitoring, took over control and attempted to recover from the bounce. During the recovery, difficulties with throttle management and runway centerline tracking lead to four additional bounces, two of which with significant vertical accelerations (G values). By the fifth and final bounce the captain restored control and successfully brought the aircraft to a stop at the high speed taxiway exit “J”. Throughout the corrective maneuver the left engine struck the runway surface and both nose wheel tires burst having to complete the remaining distance on the nose wheel rims. No injuries resulted and the damage was limited to the engine scraping as well as fuselage impact dents from the nose wheel tires debris.

At the stopped position on the high speed exit, flight crew and flight attendants safely disembarked the passengers in coordination with airport facilities. Eventually one nose wheel tire was installed and the airplane towed to a designated parking area.

Related NOTAM:
A1442/21 NOTAMN
Q) OEJD/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/2433N03942E005
A) OEMA B) 2110251700 C) 2110252200
E) RWY 17/35 CLSD.

Metars:
OEMA 251600Z 28007KT CAVOK 33/M03 Q1015 NOSIG=
OEMA 251500Z 24008KT CAVOK 34/M02 Q1014 NOSIG=
OEMA 251400Z 21005KT CAVOK 34/M03 Q1014 NOSIG=
OEMA 251300Z 19003KT CAVOK 34/M02 Q1014 NOSIG=
OEMA 251200Z 11005KT CAVOK 34/M02 Q1015 NOSIG=
OEMA 251100Z 30004KT CAVOK 34/M04 Q1015 NOSIG=
OEMA 251000Z 03004KT CAVOK 34/M03 Q1016 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 25, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-2677

Departure
Cairo, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SU-GEE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
OEMA

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