Alitalia A321 at Rome on May 8th 2012, loss of nose wheel steering

Last Update: May 8, 2012 / 13:49:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 8, 2012

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-1776

Aircraft Registration
EI-IXV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An Alitalia Airbus A321-100, registration EI-IXV performing flight AZ-1776 from Palermo to Rome Fiumicino (Italy), was enroute when the crew reported the loss of nose wheel steering. The aircraft continued to Rome for a straight in approach to and safe landing on Fiumicino Airport's runway 16L but could not vacate the runway. The aircraft was towed to the apron.

Passengers reported, while waiting for the tow truck the crew explained the gear doors had not closed and the nose wheel steering had failed.

The incident aircraft is still on the ground in Rome (standing 13:45Z, 6 hours after landing).
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-IXV
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A321-112
ICAO Aircraft Type
A321
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 8, 2012

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-1776

Aircraft Registration
EI-IXV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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