AIB - Bangladesh

Serious incident to the ATR 42 registered S2-AHI operated by Nxt Air on 05/06/2022 at Cox's Bazar

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Bengali authorities:

On 5 June 2022, the aircraft was on a ferry flight from VGEG (aéroport Int. de Shah Amanat) to VGCB (Domestic Airport). During take off from runway 23, the LH outboard (No.1) wheel assembly got detached from the axle, which was later found near the end of runway 05. This was informed to the flight crew by the VGEG control tower. The flight continued to VGCB and prior to landing, the flight crew made a couple of low passes to confirm about the missing wheel assembly. Enventually, the aircraft made a safe landing at VGCB