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.

The aircraft involved a Boeing 757-200 registered TF-FIA with serial number 29310 was first delivered to Iberia in 2000, and has been with Icelandair since 2007. Currently at the age of 19.

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So far no injuries have been reported the incident closed the runway forcing many flight to return to their origin.

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Flightradar24 Showing 5 WizzAir flights all returning to origin.

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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 Boeing 757 like all aircraft has a maximum crosswind landing rating this depends on many factors including the runway conditions. In Dry and Wet Conditions the aircraft is limited to a 40 knot crosswind. In comparison is heavy standing water this is reduced by 50% to just 20 knots and is furthermore reduced to 17 knots with ice with no melting.

Back in October 2019 we saw a similar landing involving a TUI 757 in heavy 40 knot crosswinds at Bristol airport which landed to perfection during Storm Callum

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TUI 757 Landing in 40 knot crosswinds at Bristol Airport.

Since 2008, the Icelandair fleet has expanded from 10 Boeing 757-200 and a single 757-300 aircraft, to 23 757-200 and a single 757-300 aircraft in 2015.

In 8 May 2019, Icelandair announced that the company was considering ordering the Airbus A321neo and Airbus A321LR as a replacement for their aging fleet of Boeing 757, or to run alongside their Boeing 737 MAX 8 or to even replace the MAX 8’s entirely, due to the Boeing 737 MAX groundings.

The runway has since reopened following the incident.


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