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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71882
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Time:06:20 AM
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: 472
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:London Heathrow Airport , Hounslow, London -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Singapore Changi Airport (SIN/WSSS)
Destination airport:London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL)
A Qantas Airbus A380-800, registration VH-OQA performing flight QF-31 from Singapore (Singapore) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), aborted the approach and went around due to a problem with the nose gear. The airplane went into a holding, the crew declared PAN reporting failed nose gear steering and performed a safe landing onto Heathrow's runway 27L. The airplane had to be towed to the apron.

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. Aviation Herald:
2. The Australian:

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

4 Dec 2009 VH-OQA QANTAS 0 London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex min
Hard landing.
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:

24-Jan-2010 11:22 ruthyruth Added
24-Jan-2010 11:25 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Dec-2014 18:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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