VLM F50 at Waterford on May 20th 2016, nose gear steering failure

Last Update: May 21, 2016 / 22:34:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
VLM

Flight number
W2-6142

Aircraft Registration
OO-VLI

Aircraft Type
Fokker 50

ICAO Type Designator
F50

A VLM Fokker 50, registration OO-VLI performing flight W2-6142 from London Luton,EN (UK) to Waterford (Ireland) with 14 passengers and 4 crew, was on final approach to Waterford's runway 03 when the crew went around and decided to divert to Dublin. On approach to Dublin the crew advised they had a problem with the nose gear steering, needed a towbar for the F50 and a tug to vacate the runway as quickly as possible. The aircraft was vectored for an approach to Dublin's runway 28 and stopped on the runway, while the airport switched to runway 16. The Fokker 50 was subsequently towed off the runway.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
VLM

Flight number
W2-6142

Aircraft Registration
OO-VLI

Aircraft Type
Fokker 50

ICAO Type Designator
F50

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