2016-03-27 Bek Air Fokker 100 damaged in nosegear-up landing at Astana

2016-03-27 Bek Air Fokker 100 damaged in nosegear-up landing at Astana

2016-03-27 Bek Air Fokker 100 damaged in nosegear-up landing at Astana


The aircraft took significant damage in a nose landing at Astana Airport after technical problems. All 121 on board remained unhurt.

The pilots of flight Z9 2041 reported on approach to Astana, that they did not have a green light indicating the nosegear to be in the correct down and locked postition for landing. 

The approach was abandoned and the aircraft went in a holding pattern to allow the pilots working out the relevant checklists. But no no avail. All attempts to lower it turned out to be unsuccessful.

Consequently, an emergency landing – only on the maingear – became inevitable. Local fire services prepared a portion of the runway 22/04 with foam to reduce nose-friction. After about 45 minutes in the hold, the pilots elected to attempt a landing.

On landing runway 22 (lengh: 3500 m | 11484 feet) the pilots kept the nose airborne as long as practicable until the speed decayed to such a point the nose would drop to the ground.

The lower nose section scraped over the runway surface until the Fokker 100 came to a safe stop. 

All on board left the aircraft via the L1 / R1 doors with emergency chutes deployed.

There were no reports about any injuries among passengers and crewmembers.

The Kazakh Ministry of Aviation has launched an investigation.

Date: 2016-03-27 Time: 10:30
Location: UACC TSE Astana
Country: Kazakhstan
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: Z9 2041
From: UAOO/KZO: Kzyl-Orda To: UACC/TSE: Astana
Type: Passenger
Operator: Bek Air

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Aircraft Involved


Type: Fokker 100
Registration: UP-F1012
Age a/c: 23.4 years
Constr. No.: 11426
Previous Operators: 1992 American Airlines, 2006 Ocean Air, 2010 Avianca Brazil, 2015 Network Aviation, since Dec 2015 Bek Air

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  116 5 0 121
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 2nd safety occurence for the operator
  • 88th safety occurence of type (Fokker 100)
  • 2nd safety occurence at Astana Intl Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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