Korean Air Boeing 777-300 (HL7573) broke its right main-gear axle after a hard landing at Tokyo Narita.
On Friday 29 June 2018, a Korean Air Boeing 777-300 (HL7573) operated a flight from Seoul to Tokyo, during a shaky approach and landing on runway 16L at Tokyo Narita the aircraft firmly touched down the runway. Smoke is visible on the right main-gear axle during the roll-out.
All 319 passengers and 16 crew members on board remained safe, but the aircraft got stuck on the taxiway where passengers and crew waited for 1 hour and 30 minutes to be offloaded and brought to the terminal by bus. One witness told a Japanese newspaper that, before landing, the aircraft was swaying from left to right before hitting the runway. The Japanese aviation authorities have launched an investigation on the accident, metal and tire debris has been found on the runway after the hard landing.
Korean Air KE703 from Seoul (ICN) to Tokyo (NRT) suffered serious damage to the rear wheel axle of the right-hand main landing gear.
The Boeing 777-300 landed on runway 16L at 12:38 LT and was stopped on taxiway B, five minutes later after it appeared the rear wheel axle had broken. The passengers disembarked on the taxiway and were transferred to the terminal, 1 hour and 40 minutes after the incident. The runway 16L/34R was closed for 20 minutes to clear the debris. A passenger stated that the Boeing was tilted during landing due to strong wind.
The weather at the time of the incident:
RJAA 290300Z 22017G28KT 180V240 9999 FEW030 32/23 Q1011 WS R16R WS R16L NOSIG RMK 2CU030 A2986
RJAA 290330Z 21014G24KT 180V250 9999 FEW030 31/22 Q1011 WS R16L NOSIG
RJAA 290400Z 22017G28KT 190V250 9999 FEW030 32/22 Q1011 WS R16R WS R16L NOSIG RMK 1CU030 A2986