Comair B733 at Port Elizabeth on Jul 9th 2012, nose gear steering problem

Last Update: July 10, 2012 / 12:22:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 9, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Comair

Flight number
MN-6241

Aircraft Registration
ZS-OKH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

A Comair/British Airways Boeing 737-300, registration ZS-OKH performing flight MN-6241/BA-6241 from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth (South Africa), was in the initial approach to Port Elizabeth about 20 minutes prior to estimated landing, when the crew reported possible nose gear steering problems. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Port Elizabeth's runway 26, the aircraft was able to taxi to the apron on its own power.

A passenger reported about 20 minutes prior to estimated landing the captain announced they had received a warning indication suggesting a possible nose gear steering problem. The problem was not serious, it might be possible however they needed to stop on the runway and to be towed to the apron. The aircraft was normally configured for landing with gear being deployed just upon initiating final descent, the flaps were normally extended to landing position, no unusual noises were heard and there were no apparent anomalies. The aircraft made an uneventful landing and taxied to the apron on its own power with the emergency vehicles trailing the aircraft until it reached the stand. The passenger saw the aircraft depart again about an hour later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 9, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Comair

Flight number
MN-6241

Aircraft Registration
ZS-OKH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

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