Corendon Airlines 737 suffers nose wheel failure upon landing in Turkey: Pictures 

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A Corendon Airlines Europe Boeing 737-800 suffered minor damage when both tires on its nose landing gear (NLG) failed as the aircraft landed at an airport in Turkey. All 184 passengers and six crew were unharmed following the incident, which occurred on May 9, 2024. 

The aircraft involved, registered as 9H-TJF, was performing flight CAI1031 from Cologne Airport (CGN) in Germany to Gazipasa-Alanya Airport (GZP) in Turkey. It was landing on runway 08 at the Turkish airport at around 10:45 local time/ As the aircraft’s nose gear wheels touched down, both tires failed, leading to the aircraft coming to a standstill on the runway resting on the nose gear strut only, with the main landing gear supporting the rest of the plane.  

Consequently, the nose gear strut suffered damage, although remarkably the runway surface did not, with a subsequent inspection having found no damage to the asphalt itself.  

After coming to a stop on the runway during the landing incident, the aircraft was effectively disabled. Those onboard were evacuated from its final resting position on the runway using steps. There were no reported injuries as a result of the landing or the disembarkation process.  

“The nose strut tires of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft registered 9H-TJF, operating Corendon Airlines flight CAI1031 Cologne to Gazipasa/Alanya Airport on May 9, 2024, burst during the landing,” said a Corendon Airlines statement. “After the tires burst, the plane stopped safely on the runway. There is no damage to the aircraft’s fuselage.”  

“Passengers were safely disembarked from the plane using stairs, and there were no injuries or health problems among our 184 passengers and flight crew. There is no similar damage to the [runway].” 

Due to the aircraft remaining stricken on the runway after the incident, air traffic controllers diverted other inbound flights to Antalya Airport (AYT). At the time of writing, the aircraft remains on the ground at Gazipasa, awaiting further inspection from the carrier’s technical team before it can be removed and repaired.  

PH-TJF is 16.2 years old and was originally delivered to Jet Airways in India as VT-JBF in March 2008. Having also served with SpiceJet, the aircraft was subsequently acquired by Corendon Airlines Europe in September 2021.  The aircraft is currently configured for 189 passengers in an all-economy layout.  

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