A passenger plane belonging to Singaporean budget airline Scoot landed at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport with one nosewheel missing shortly after midnight today, Monday, June 19.
According to reports, Flight TR897 departed Incheon Airport in Korea yesterday evening, and Incheon Airport officials contacted Taoyuan Airport Administration to prepare for a contingency, after tire fragments were found on the runway shortly after the flight took off.
TR897 landed in Taiwan without incident at 12:02 am. After the aircraft landed, it was found that the left nosewheel was missing. It is believed that the wheel sheered off during take-off at Incheon.
According to Aviation officials, the accident occurred at Incheon Airport, and under the International Civil Aviation Convention, responsibility for investigation falls to Korea.
TR897 was due to fly on to Singapore at 1:30 am, but the flight was delayed until a replacement aircraft could be arranged. Accommodation and refunds were provided to passengers, and a replacement flight is scheduled to depart at 8:45 pm this evening.
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