ANZ A320 at Christchurch on Jan 25th 2017, severe hard landing

Last Update: February 14, 2017 / 12:30:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 25, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-507

Aircraft Registration
ZK-OXC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
NZCH

An ANZ Air New Zealand Airbus A320-200, registration ZK-OXC performing flight NZ-507 from Auckland to Christchurch (New Zealand), was on final approach to Christchurch's runway 29 at 07:12L (18:12Z Jan 24th) when the crew initiated a go around from very low height due to changing winds. The main gear touched down producing +3.6G of vertical acceleration, the aircraft became airborne again, climbed to 5000 feet, positioned for another approach and landed on runway 02 without further incident about 13 minutes after the go-around.

The Aviation Herald received information that the aircraft had suffered a vertical acceleration of +3.6G and sustained substantial damage bordering to a write off.

New Zealand's TAIC (Accident Investigation Commission) reported the occurrence was reported to New Zealand's CAA and was rated an incident, no investigation was opened.

New Zealand's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) did not yet respond.

The airline reported: "Air New Zealand service NZ507 conducted a go-around procedure as a wind change affected the aircraft on approach at Christchurch. During the go-around the main landing gear touched the ground. While the aircraft landed without incident and sustained no damage, we are following Airbus's standard procedure which is that the shock absorbers should be replaced."

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 20 days later.

Metars:
NZCH 242000Z AUTO 16003KT 9999 NCD 24/11 Q0994 NOSIG
NZCH 241930Z AUTO 06002KT 9999 NCD 23/10 Q0993 NOSIG
NZCH 241900Z AUTO 07007KT 020V120 9999 NCD 21/10 Q0993 NOSIG
NZCH 241830Z AUTO 02008G18KT 310V100 9999 NCD 22/09 Q0992 NOSIG
NZCH 241800Z AUTO 31014G24KT 250V010 9999 NCD 22/08 Q0992 NOSIG
NZCH 241730Z AUTO 04004KT 340V090 9999 FEW100/// 20/08 Q0992 NOSIG
NZCH 241700Z AUTO 34015KT 270V020 9999 NCD 22/08 Q0992 NOSIG
NZCH 241630Z AUTO 33005KT 150V070 9999 NCD 19/08 Q0993 NOSIG
NZCH 241600Z AUTO 02013KT 350V050 9999 NCD 20/08 Q0993 NOSIG
NZCH 241530Z AUTO 04002KT 9999 NCD 15/08 Q0994 BECMG 02015KT
NZCH 241500Z AUTO 09002KT 9999 NCD 14/09 Q0994 BECMG 02018G30KT
NZCH 241430Z AUTO 24003KT 9999 NCD 15/09 Q0995 BECMG 02018G30KT
NZCH 241400Z AUTO 17002KT 9999 NCD 15/09 Q0995 BECMG 02018G30KT
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 25, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-507

Aircraft Registration
ZK-OXC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
NZCH

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