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Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-842
Registration: VH-OQA
MSN: 014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:SIN
Destination airport:London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
After a relatively heavy landing on runway 27L the plane's nose gear became unsteereable. The aircraft slowed down safely and partially left the runway. The aircraft was stopped on the taxiway. Flight crew properly announced the steering problem in seconds and the failure of their attempt to troubleshoot the problem in minutes. Finally the plane was towed to the gate.

Runway 27L was closed for about 30 minutes. The airplane was repaired, departed for the return flight QF-32 with a delay of 2 hours and reached Singapore 1:45 hours past schedule.


1. Personal experience, I was a passenger on that flight.

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

4 Jul 2009 VH-OQA Qantas 0 London Heathrow Airport , Hounslow, London min
4 Nov 2010 VH-OQA Qantas 0 near Batam Island sub



Photo of VH-OQA courtesy

Victorville - Southern California Logistics (KVCV / VCV)
10 July 2020; (c) Dan Stijovich

Revision history:

16-Dec-2009 02:52 elgorah Added
12-Jun-2016 16:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Jan-2022 20:43 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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