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An Airbus A320-211 sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Tunis-Carthage Airport PDF Print E-mail
Status: Preliminary
Date: 06 FEB 2013
Time: 14:20
Type: Airbus A320-211
Operator: Tunis Air
Registration: TS-IMB
C/n / msn: 119
First flight: 1990-08-17 (22 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5A1
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 75
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 83
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location: Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN) (Tunisia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Casablanca-Mohamed V Airport (CMN) (CMN/GMMN), Morocco
Destination airport: Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN) (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia
Flightnumber: 712
Narrative:
An Airbus A320-211, registered TS-IMB, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN), Tunisia when the nose landing gear collapsed.
Tunis Air Flight TU712 departed Casablanca-Mohamed V Airport (CMN), Morocco on a scheduled service to Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN). The airplane landed in gusty wind conditions when a rain squall was passing the airport.
The nose gear collapsed and the Airbus came to rest on the concrete surface of a runway or taxiway, essentially blocking runway 01/19.

Weather about the time of the accident (approx 14:15 LT / 13:15 UTC) was:
DTTA 061324Z 25016G38KT 220V290 9999 -RA SQ SCT023 BKN086 17/06 Q1007 NOSIG
[13:24 UTC / 14:24 LT: Winds 250° at 16 knots, gusting to 38 knots; Wind direction varying between 220 and 290°; Rain squall; Scattered clouds at 2300 feet AGL; broken clouds at 8600 feet AGL; Temperature: 17°C, Dewpoint: 6°C; pressure 1007 mb]
DTTA 061326Z 26018G39KT 220V290 8000 -RA SQ SCT023 BKN086 14/07 Q1007 NOSIG
DTTA 061330Z 25016G38KT 220V290 8000 -RA SQ SCT023 BKN086 17/06 Q1007 NOSIG
DTTA 061400Z 30015KT 270V330 9999 SCT023 FEW030CB BKN086 12/08 Q1006 NOSIG
Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 February 2013 )