LATAM Colombia A320 at Medellin on Mar 29th 2022, nose gear rotated by 90 degrees on landing
Last Update: April 7, 2022 / 17:43:30 GMT/Zulu time
Passengers reported technicians were inspecting the aircraft before departure and told passengers the flight would be cancelled, a few minutes later however the passengers were asked to board the aircraft and the aircraft departed with a delay of about 3.5 hours. After becoming airborne the crew told them there was a technical problem with the nose gear.
Colombia's Civil Aviation Authority (AeroCivil) have opened an investigation and reported the crew detected a fault in one of the nose wheel tyres after departure and decided to fly over Rionegro Airport (serving Medellin) to burn off fuel.
The airline reported the aircraft suffered a problem in one of the nose wheels, the crew declared Mayday and returned to Medellin.
A Colombian Newspaper reports citing words of Colombia's Aerocivil, that one of the nose gear tyres burst upon takeoff.
On Apr 7th 2022 Colombia's GRIAA reported the occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by the GRIAA (Colombia's Accident Investigation Group Grupo de Investigacion de Accidentes). During the takeoff run a nose tyre burst, the aircraft continued takeoff and climbed out but received a number of fault indications related to the nose gear. The aircraft burned off fuel and returned to Medellin for a safe landing.
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