Malaysia B772 at Sydney on Mar 17th 2013, lot of vibrations during departure

Last Update: March 17, 2013 / 17:31:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 17, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MH-122

Aircraft Registration
9M-MRA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration 9M-MRA performing flight MH-122 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), was climbing out of Sydney's runway 16R when the crew reported they had experienced lots of vibrations during their departure. A subsequent departure, queried by tower just before being handed off to departures, reported they had not observed any debris on the runway. The Malaysia Boeing levelled off at 5000 feet initially and entered a hold to run the checklists. A runway inspection also did not notice any debris on the runway. MH-122 subsequently climbed to 8000 feet to dump fuel and positioned for landing on runway 16R. While on final approach tower reported seeing the landing lights, the nose gear tyres but couldn't determine more, it appeared they were still dumping fuel on final approach, observers on the ground told tower the gear did not look normal, tower therefore instructed the aircraft to go-around and recommended to leave the gear down so that tower and other observers on the ground could have a look, the crew initiated a go-around leaving the gear down, a number of crews on the ground observing the aircraft flying past reported that the gear looked normal to them except that all gear doors were still open. The crew explained they did not want to re-cycle the landing gear anyway and advised they were ready for another approach. The aircraft landed safely on runway 16R about 15 minutes after the aborted approach and about 70 minutes after departure and vacated the runway. Emergency services reported one of the nose gear doors appeared to be loose.

An observer on the ground reported the forward right nose gear door actuator rod had fractured.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 17, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MH-122

Aircraft Registration
9M-MRA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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