SAS B737 at Kirkenes on Apr 23rd 2017, rejected takeoff due to nose gear steering malfunction

Last Update: April 24, 2017 / 15:04:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 23, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-4479

Destination
Oslo, Norway

Aircraft Registration
LN-RPJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration LN-RPJ performing flight SK-4479 from Kirkenes to Oslo (Norway), had backtracked runway 24 and turned around to line up for takeoff when closely aligned with the runway center line the crew applied thrust for takeoff however noticed the aircraft was continuing to turn left. The crew rejected takeoff at very low speed, applied asymmetric braking leaving significant right main tyre marks on the runway and brought the aircraft to a stop within the runway edge lines.

The aircraft remained in the position for about an hour before it could be towed off the runway onto an apron.

A passenger reported the captain announced a nose wheel had locked up swinging the aircraft to the left.

The airline reported a nose gear steering malfunction prompted the crew to reject takeoff, the aircraft came to a stop at an angle to the runway center line. The passengers disembarked onto the runway and were bussed to the terminal.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
LN-RPJ
Country of Registration
Norway
Date of Registration
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Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
737-700
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
Serial Number
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Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 23, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-4479

Destination
Oslo, Norway

Aircraft Registration
LN-RPJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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