Darwin AT72 at Naples on May 18th 2016, dropped nose wheel on takeoff
Last Update: June 2, 2016 / 15:40:06 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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