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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212714
Last updated: 10 August 2019
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Time:12:37 LT
Type:Boeing 777-3B5
Owner/operator:Korean Air
Registration: HL7573
C/n / msn: 27952/288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 335
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Serious incident
Location:Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA) -   Japan
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI)
Destination airport:Tokyo-Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA)
Investigating agency: JTSB
Korean Air KE703 from Seoul (ICN) to Tokyo (NRT) suffered serious damage to the rear wheel axle of the right-hand main landing gear.
The Boeing 777-300 landed on runway 16L at 12:38 LT (03:38 UTC) and was stopped on taxiway B, five minutes later after it appeared the rear wheel axle had broken. The passengers disembarked on the taxiway and were bussed to the terminal, 1 hour and 40 minutes after the incident. The runway 16L/34R was closed for 20 minutes to clear the debris. A passenger stated that the Boeing was tilted during landing due to strong wind.

On 24th July, JTSB released an interim report, which revealed following findings: The axle of tires #11 and #12 (right rear) was broken at the pivot pin. Some part of the broken surface of the axle was darken. The right landing gear with the broken axle was fitted to the accident airplane on July 2009.

The weather at the time of the incident:
RJAA 290300Z 22017G28KT 180V240 9999 FEW030 32/23 Q1011 WS R16R WS R16L NOSIG RMK 2CU030 A2986
RJAA 290330Z 21014G24KT 180V250 9999 FEW030 31/22 Q1011 WS R16L NOSIG
RJAA 290400Z 22017G28KT 190V250 9999 FEW030 32/22 Q1011 WS R16R WS R16L NOSIG RMK 1CU030 A2986



Photo of HL7573 courtesy

Hong Kong - International (VHHH / HKG)
21 October 2003; (c) Alastair T. Gardiner

Revision history:

29-Jun-2018 10:43 harro Added
29-Jun-2018 10:47 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Jun-2018 10:51 harro Updated [Source]
29-Jun-2018 12:36 harro Updated [Embed code]
29-Jun-2018 14:09 isamuel Updated [Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Jun-2018 19:07 harro Updated [Embed code]
24-Jul-2018 18:15 isamuel Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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