December 9, 2022
Airbus A320 lands with locked brakes and should never fly again due to lack of parts

Airbus A320 lands with locked brakes and should never fly again due to lack of parts


All four main landing gear tires on an Airbus A320 exploded after landing with locked brakes.

The occurrence of this was recorded with the registration of aircraft RA-73830, operated by the Russian airline Ural Airlines, landing at runway 30 at Irkutsk International Airport, in Russia, on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 2, on a flight from Dushanbe, in Tajikistan.

There was no emergency evacuation. All people on board, including passengers and crew members (there are contradictory reports on the total, ranging from 75 to 89), descended through the stairs on the same runway, with no record of injuries, as the Airbus A320 remained on the berth until the terminal.

Unofficial information indicates that the aircraft’s brake pressure indicator showed that the brakes were applied at an altitude of 450 m (1,476 ft), and the pilots had performed many troubleshooting procedures, such as applying and releasing the brakes again, however, their efforts It was in vain.

The airport, which has only one runway, was idle for about 12 hours until the Airbus A320 was removed. The expectation is that it will not be possible to find spare parts for repairing the landing gear, as Russian companies suffer from a shortage of supplies for Western aircraft due to sanctions due to the war.

And the Russian authorities opened an investigation to determine the cause of the problem.