Fiji A332 at Sydney on Mar 18th 2014, hard landing

Last Update: March 25, 2014 / 14:31:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 18, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
FJ-911

Departure
Nadi, Fiji

Aircraft Registration
DQ-FJV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A Fiji Airways Airbus A330-200, registration DQ-FJV performing flight FJ-911 from Nadi (Fiji) to Sydney,NS (Australia), landed on Sydney's runway 34L on schedule at about 12:05L (01:05Z) but touched down hard producing about +2.9G vertical acceleration. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron.

The aircraft departed Sydney one hour behind schedule for its return flight FJ-910 and reached Nadi without further incident.

Examination in Nadi however found substantial overstress damage to the landing gear, an assessment which landing gear struts need to be replaced is still ongoing, it is not being ruled out as of Mar 25th 2014 that all gear struts need to be replaced. The aircraft is still on the ground in Nadi.

Metars:
YSSY 180300Z 15007KT CAVOK 29/10 Q1019 FM0300 04013KT CAVOK
YSSY 180230Z 31005KT 280V010 CAVOK 29/09 Q1019 FM0300 04013KT CAVOK
YSSY 180200Z 31005KT CAVOK 28/07 Q1020 FM0300 04013KT CAVOK
YSSY 180130Z 33007KT CAVOK 28/08 Q1020 FM0300 04013KT CAVOK
YSSY 180100Z 32009KT CAVOK 28/08 Q1020 FM0300 04013KT CAVOK
YSSY 180030Z 33008KT CAVOK 28/09 Q1020 RMK 1CU070 6CI350 FM0300 04013KT CAVOK
YSSY 180000Z 32007KT CAVOK 26/10 Q1021 NOSIG
YSSY 172330Z 29007KT CAVOK 25/11 Q1021 NOSIG
YSSY 172300Z 31007KT CAVOK 24/11 Q1021 NOSIG
YSSY 172230Z 30009KT CAVOK 22/11 Q1021 NOSIG
YSSY 172200Z 31007KT CAVOK 22/11 Q1020 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 18, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
FJ-911

Departure
Nadi, Fiji

Aircraft Registration
DQ-FJV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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