TAM Airbus A330-200 Makes Landing with Nose Gear Malfunction

Posted September 26, 2012

This morning at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK/KJFK), TAM Flight 8078 from Rio de Janeiro, had to abort its landing on Runway 22L after the crew reported a problem with nose gear steering. The Airbus A330-200 (PT-MVQ) then made a second go-around, this time on Runway 22R, as the tower indicated that the nose gear appeared to be stuck sideways. The pilots were then given the option of landing on Runway 31L, and upon the main gear touching down, the A330's nose gear straightened back to its normal position. The rollout was normal, and the aircraft was towed away a short time later.