ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145554
Last updated: 24 May 2013
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Narrative:The Thomas Cook Airlines flight from took off Gatwick for Sofia was being operated by a Airbus A320. Staff at the airport reported that the nose gear wheel had come off during the take off. Which was later conformed by air traffic control. The flight was set into a holding pattern to burn fuel. 4 hours later the flight was cleared for a emergency landing on runway 08R . During the landing the nose gear collapsed causing the nose and both engines to scrap along the runway. The airport fire service quickly on the seen when the flight came to a stop and daunts the aircraft with foam. None of the 177 passengers and 7 crew was injured in the incident. The Airbus A320 had substantial damage in the incident.
|Operator:||Thomas Cook Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 735|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 184|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK) -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)|
|Destination airport:||Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF)|
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