Darwin AT72 at Naples on May 18th 2016, dropped nose wheel on takeoff

Last Update: June 2, 2016 / 15:40:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 18, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AZ-1203

Departure
Naples, Italy

Destination
Palermo, Italy

Aircraft Registration
HB-ACC

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Darwin Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Alitalia, registration HB-ACC performing flight AZ-1203 from Naples to Palermo (Italy), dropped the left nose wheel on departure from Naples. Unaware of the lost nosewheel the crew continued the flight to Palermo for a safe landing.

Italy's ANSV rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.

On Jun 2nd 2016 the French BEA reported that there was some minor vibration felt by the crew during the takeoff roll and was deemed not important. After landing, while taxiing to the apron, nose wheel steering felt harder than usual. After reaching the stand the marshaller advised of the missing nose wheel. The nose wheel was recovered from the grass aside of the runway in Naples, some metallic items obviously belonging to the nose wheel retaining system were found on the departure runway in Naples.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-ACC
Country of Registration
Switzerland
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
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Legal Basis
TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
ATR - GIE AVIONS DE TRANSPORT RÉGIONAL
Aircraft Model / Type
ATR 72-212A
ICAO Aircraft Type
AT75
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Max. Operational Passenger Seating Capacity (MOPSC), indicative
Minimum Crew
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 18, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AZ-1203

Departure
Naples, Italy

Destination
Palermo, Italy

Aircraft Registration
HB-ACC

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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