Investigation into Wizz Air emergency landing

Investigation into Wizz Air emergency landing

Passengers escaped unscathed when a Wizz Air aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Rome due to landing gear problems.

Officials at Leonardo da Vinci airport said the Airbus A320 with 165 passengers and six crew made a safe landing on Saturday morning.

Wizz Air and airport officials say no injuries were reported, although officials said a few people requested medical checkups after passengers disembarked on evacuation slides.

The aircraft was flying from Bucharest in Romania to the Italian capital’s Ciampino airport when the pilot reported a problem and asked to land instead at da Vinci because it has longer runways.

The A320 tilted to one side after landing, leaning on its left engine.

“Wizz Air and Airbus are co-operating with the authorities in the investigation of this landing gear failure,” said Wizz Air.

“Wizz Air sincerely apologised to all affected passengers.”


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