INCIDENT | Transavia Boeing 737 suffers structural damage during landing in Tunisia


A Transavia France Boeing 737 passenger aircraft suffered structural damage to its airframe during landing at Djerba–Zarzis International Airport (DJE) in Tunisia. 

The incident happened on October 1, 2022, when Transavia France Boeing 737-800 jet, registered F-GZHA, was performing a scheduled passenger flight TO-3943.  

According to flight history found on Flightradar24.com, the plane, which had 160 passengers on board, departed from Djerba–Zarzis International Airport (DJE) in Tunisia at around 8.36 a.m. (UTC) and was supposed to land at Nantes Atlantique International Airport (NTE) in France.

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However, the landing phase did not go as planned. At 11.04 a.m. (UTC), during a touchdown at NTE airport, the plane burst both nose wheel tires and rolled out on its nose wheel rims. As it was reported by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC), the aircraft was pushed beyond the acceptable load rating in multiples of G force, thus the jet experienced overstressing, which resulted in substantial damage to its nose landing gear assembly. 

According to Planespotters.com, on the day of the incident, the F-GZHA was more than 15 years old. 


The Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) has initiated an investigation. 

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