A Nordwind Airlines flight hit the runway so hard on landing that its nose gear was forced up into the fuselage and penetrated the cabin floor.
The Airbus A321-200 was landing at Antalya Airport in Turkey when the incident occurred and the nose landing gear tyres burst and the forward fuselage section suffered serious damage.
No passengers were on-board the flight and nobody was injured.
Aeropuerto Internacional de #Antalya #Turquía. #Airbus321 de #Nordwind sufrió daños considerables durante fuerte #aterrizaje por humo en cabina y toma dura. La dureza fue tal que el tren de aterrizaje delantero atravesó el fuselaje de #cockpit. Sin heridos. 10-01-2020 pic.twitter.com/WP1gFnat4B— Iván Castro Palacios (@ivancp25) January 12, 2020
According to a report made by the captain after landing, the flight performed a stable ILS approach to runway 36C.
He attributed the hard landing to 'windshear' over the threshold. He conducted go-around was during which the navigation and attitude indication failed.
Smoke entered the cockpit and the flight declared a Mayday. Subsequently a low pass was made over runway 36C so the tower could assess the damage to the aircraft.
Then a dual hydraulic failure occurred, and the fight again declared a Mayday. A left-hand visual approach was flown to runway 36C and the aircraft landed safely.
Russian airline Nordwind confirmed: “Due to windshear a hard landing occurred on flight N4 1801 Moscow-Antalya while conducting a go-around with subsequent safe landing. After the landing it was revealed that the aircraft had sustained damage to the nose-gear.”