Saudia A321 at Bisha on Mar 20th 2017, nose gear damage during landing
Last Update: May 15, 2018 / 14:28:19 GMT/Zulu time
Saudi Arabia's AIB (SAAIB) rated the damage minor, the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.
In 2018 the SAAIB reported: "The investigation revealed that the NLG torquelink apex pin sheared off causing the torsion link separation and NLG lower strut to be rotated 180 degrees. Subsequent damages to the inboard wheel halves of the NLG, Tire Pressure Indication Sensor (TPIS) electrical harness separation in two halves and numerous other nose gear components." The French BEA was involved for metallurgical analysis. The final report is currently being drafted.
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