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An Airbus A340 lost directional control while landing on runway 16 Right at Sydney Airport on 1 November 2000 at 1150 hours ESuT.

The aircraft slewed right and came to rest with the nose landing gear resting in soft ground off the runway. The crew had reported problems with the hydraulic system prior to landing. There were no injuries, and an emergency evacuation was not required.

A Sydney-based investigator from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau made an initial assessment of the occurrence. He will be joined by other specialist investigators to assist in determining the factors contributing to the occurrence. The aircraft flight data recorder is being sent to the ATSB facility in Canberra for analysis.

Media contact: Peter Saint B: (02) 6274 6590, M: (0408) 497 016
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Last update 01 April 2011