Event Details

Title:Loss of nosewheel on Ryanair Boeing 737-204 at Dublin Airport, Ireland, on December 3, 2000
Micro summary:This Boeing 737 lost a nose wheel and tire while entering the runway.
Event Time:2000-12-03 at 1030 UTC
File Name:2000-12-03-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:2003-006
Site of event:Dublin Airport
Departure:Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 737-204
Flight Phase:Taxi
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:The aircraft left its stand at the terminal area and taxied to Runway 28 at Dublin Airport in preparation for a routine scheduled Public Transport flight to Paris. The flight crew heard a loud bang as the aircraft entered the runway. They also noted a slight difficulty in steering the aircraft after the bang. The crew, believing they had suffered a nose tyre puncture, sought and received clearance to return to the departure stand. On arrival at the stand the ground crew alerted the flight crew that the right nose wheel was missing. The flight crew informed ATC of this situation. In the meantime, another aircraft, approaching to land on Runway 28, observed the wheel on the runway, effected an overshoot, and reported debris on the runway to ATC.

3.2.1 The failure of the axle was caused by overheating which occurred while the axle was undergoing grinding during a shop visit.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Bang, pop, crack, sizzle!
Operations - Maintenance
Systems - Landing Gear
Systems - Landing Gear - Tires
Systems - Landing Gear - Wheel Separation


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