Icelandair Boeing 757-200 suffers main landing gear collapse., by Travel Radar Correspondent Kevin Swindlehurst
Boeing 757-200 landing gear collapses after landing.
IcelandAir Flight FI592 from Berlin Tegal to Keflavik Airport, Reykjavik (KEF/BIKF) operated by Boeing 757-200 (TF-FIA) suffered a main landing gear collapse on landing.
The flight touched down around 15:42 UTC in stormy conditions with winds of up to 56 knots reported. The flight had 166 passengers on board when the right main landing gear collapsed.
So far no injuries have been reported the incident closed the runway forcing many flight to return to their origin.
Following METAR was recorded during the arrival:
METAR Weather report:15:00 UTC / 16:00 local time:
BIKF 071500Z 13040G53KT 5000 -DZRA BR OVC010 07/06 Q0968
15:30 UTC / 16:30 local time:
BIKF 071530Z 13042G56KT 6000 BR OVC013 07/06 Q0967
The runway has since reopened following the incident.
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