Nepal A320 at Kathmandu on Sep 13th 2016, burst tyre on landing, wheel separated

Last Update: September 14, 2016 / 15:11:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RA-206

Departure
Delhi, India

Destination
Kathmandu, Nepal

Aircraft Registration
9N-AKX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Nepal Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration 9N-AKX performing flight RA-206 from Delhi (India) to Kathmandu (Nepal) with 150 passengers and 8 crew, landed on Kathmandu's runway 02 but burst the #2 tyre (inboard left main tyre) during landing, the wheel subsequently separated from the landing gear. Tower alerted the crew to a gear problem, the aircraft slowed safely and stopped on the runway.

The passengers disembarked onto the runway and were taken to the terminal. The aircraft was towed to the apron. The runway was closed for about one hour as result.

Nepal's media reported tower alerted the crew that the #2 wheel had detached.

The Air Traffic Controller later reported that the aircraft burst the inner left hand main tyre on landing, during the end of the roll out the wheel rim separated and the wheel rolled behind the landing gear.

The airline reported they needed to attach another wheel prior to the aircraft being towed to the apron.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RA-206

Departure
Delhi, India

Destination
Kathmandu, Nepal

Aircraft Registration
9N-AKX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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