2016-05-13 Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 damaged on landing at Mumbai

2016-05-13 Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 damaged on landing at Mumbai

2016-05-13 Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 damaged on landing at Mumbai


The A330 was damaged when it suffered multiple tire bursts during landing at Mumbai Airport. All on board remained unhurt.

Lufthansa flight LH 764 from Munich landed runway 27 in darkness but in calm weather conditions.

During roll-out four of the eight maingear tires burst.

The Airbus A330 came to a standstill about 2 km down the runway in the vicinity of taxiway „November 6“.
Both aft tires of the right maingear seperated from their rims.

© D Thakkar | Twitter

According to eye witnesses a small fire erupted from the undercarriage but flames were quickly put out by airport fire service teams who foamed the entire maingear.

© T Shukla | Twitter

There were no injuries among passengers and crewmembers. There was no emergency evacuation. Passengers deplaned via mobile airstairs .

Flights at Mumbai were disrupted for about 14 hours when four new tires were assembled to the aircraft so it could be towed off the runway.

More engine debris were found on the runway forcing airport authorities to close the runway for at least one hour until all debris was removed.

The incident is under investigation.


METAR Mumbai Intl Airport (VABB):

13/05/2016 23:00->
METAR VABB 131730Z 34005KT 3500 HZ SCT020 SCT025 30/26 Q1008
13/05/2016 22:30->
METAR VABB 131700Z 31006KT 3500 HZ SCT020 SCT025 30/26 Q1007

Date: 2016-11-13 Time: 22:53
Location: VABB BOM Mumbai-Intl Airport
Country: India
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: LH 764
From: EDDM/MUC: Munich International Airport To: VABB/BOM: Mumbai-Intl Airport
Type: Passenger
Operator: Lufthansa

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Aircraft Involved

© K Ecker| Planespotters.net

Type: Airbus A330-300
Registration: D-AIKR
Age a/c: 4,6 years
Constr. No.: 1314

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  – 163 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 98h safety occurence for the operator
  • 86th safety occurence of type (A330-300)
  • 39th safety occurence at Mumbai Intl Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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