The ATSB is investigating a main wheel hub separation involving a Boeing 737, VH-VUH, at Brisbane Airport, Queensland, on 4 January 2017.
During taxi, prior to departure out of Brisbane, the main wheel hub on the left hand outboard wheel failed and separated from the main landing gear. Tyre deflation occurred as a result, and the aircraft was unable to be towed back to the gate.
The ATSB investigation will examine the circumstances around the component failure, pending an engineering report from the wheel hub manufacturer.
|Date:||04 January 2017||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||5:09 EST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Brisbane Airport||Investigation phase:||Final report: Internal review|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Landing gear/indication|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Expected completion:||1st Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Operator||Virgin Australia Airlines|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Unknown|
|Departure point||Brisbane, Qld|