Omni Air Boeing 767 landing gear collapses after landing

An Omni Air Boeing 767-300ER remained on the runway of Baneasa airport after the main landing gear train on the left suffered damage after landing.

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The 64 people on board the plane were disembarked with the help of the slides from the emergency exits on the right.

Currently the runway of Baneasa airport is closed until Saturday at 16:00 at the latest and the planes that are going to land here are redirected to Otopeni airport.

The plane involved in this incident, registered N423AX, landed at 14:55 on runway 07 of Baneasa airport after a 5 and a half hour flight from Kabul, Afghanistan. After refueling, the Boeing 767 was to take off from Baneasa to Washington, DC.

On Friday evening, the Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Authority announces : “The Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Authority (AIAS) was notified on 28.08.2020, around 15.00 (local time), regarding the production of a civil aviation event at the “Aurel Vlaicu” International Airport Bucharest-Baneasa (ICAO code: LRBS), in which a Boeing 767 aircraft with N423AX registration signs was involved. The incident took place around 11.54 UTC (local time 14.54), and there were 49 passengers and 15 crew members on board. "

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"From the first information, in the taxi after landing on runway 07 of the International Airport" Aurel Vlaicu "Bucharest-Baneasa, the main landing gear on the left side of the aircraft failed. Passengers and crew members on board were disembarked safely. This civil aviation accident is the subject of a safety investigation. To this end, AIAS appointed a commission of inquiry, which went to the scene to gather preliminary information and carry out the first investigative activities, in order to determine the causes and circumstances that led to this plane crash. A preliminary safety investigation report as a result of this event will be released by AIAS within 30 days. "

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