India A319 at Lucknow and Mumbai on Jun 9th 2016, burst tyre on takeoff, flap damage

Last Update: June 10, 2016 / 15:25:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 9, 2016

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air India

Flight number
AI-626

Destination
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SCN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Air India Airbus A319-100, registration VT-SCN performing flight AI-626 from Lucknow to Mumbai (India), departed Lucknow's runway 27 but burst a main tyre, the debris of which impacted the flaps. The crew continued departure and the flight for a landing in Mumbai without further incident. There were no injuries, the aircraft received substantial damage.

India's DGCA have opened an investigation into the occurrence stating, the crew should have rejected takeoff at Lucknow. The crew subsequently did not report the occurrence and taxied the aircraft to the stand in Mumbai, where ground personnel discovered the substantial damage to flaps and the wheel.

Mumbai Airport confirmed the aircraft arrived with flap and wheel damage. Lucknow Airport however reported they are not aware of such an occurrence.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Mumbai about 32 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 9, 2016

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air India

Flight number
AI-626

Destination
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SCN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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