Monday, 1 March 2010

Air Tanzania B732 at Mwanza on Mar 1st 2010, veered off runway, nose gear collapsed

From The Aviation Herald, London, UK
By Simon Hradecky

An Air Tanzania Boeing 737-200, registration 5H-MVZ performing flight TC-100 from Dar Es Salaam to Mwanza (Tanzania) with 46 passengers, veered left of the landing runway 30 around 08:00L (05:00Z). The nose gear collapsed before the airplane came to a standstill with both main gear on soft ground and the nose resting on a paved surface. No injuries occured, the airplane received damage to its nosegear and right hand engine.

No Metars are available for Mwanza. Local weather reports at 08:00L indicate light winds below 5 knots from northnorthwest and scattered clouds. Around midnight there had been a thunderstorm in the area with significant rain.

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