Aviation incident. Ryanair Boeing 737-800’s nose wheel failure at landing in Dublin
On Sunday 9th of April, at 16:29 UTC, there was an aviation incident at Dublin Airport. A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 aircraft, registered EI-DHH, operating flight FR5542 from Liverpool to Dublin experienced a malfunction with its front landing gear upon landing on runway 28L at Dublin Airport (DUB) in Ireland, causing the aircraft to veer momentarily to the left off the runway after which it came to a halt inside the runway strip.
In the aftermath of the event, Dublin Airport declared a complete state of emergency. Emergency responders were immediately dispatched to the location, and the control tower instructed all stations to maintain radio silence to better deal with the situation. Fortunately, no injuries were reported except for one person who received treatment for shock. Upon arriving at the terminal, passengers were greeted by National Ambulance Service personnel and medical staff. Meanwhile, flights to the airport were temporarily suspended.
Four flights were redirected as a consequence. These included two Aer Lingus flights from Paris and Santiago, as well as two Ryanair flights from Lanzarote and Malaga. The incident caused service at the airport to be disrupted for a while. Although the north runway eventually reopened, the south runway remained closed after the event.
Ryanair acknowledged that the plane encountered a minor technical problem with its front landing gear while touching down:
“This flight from Liverpool to Dublin experienced a minor technical issue with its nose landing gear upon landing. Passengers and crew disembarked normally and the aircraft will shortly be towed back to the hangar for further inspection by Ryanair engineers.”Ryanair
The incident was caught on camera by Airports Live TV