Singapore A388 at Auckland on Jan 29th 2017, rejected takeoff
Last Update: January 29, 2017 / 17:51:40 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 6 hours, then departed and is currently enroute at FL400 estimated to reach Singapore with a delay of 7 hours.
The Airport reported the aircraft encountered a problem with the nose gear, a nose wheel was replaced.
A passenger reported the aircraft was "wobbly" veering from side to side. The captain subsequently announced there was something wrong with the nose gear.
The airline reported the passengers were kept on board during the repairs so that the aircraft could depart as soon as the repairs were completed. However, an unforeseen delay during the inspection caused a longer stay on the ground than anticipated.
Witnesses reported there was smoke at the right hand side of the aircraft as the aircraft turned left on the runway, a distinct smell of burning rubber was noticed.
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