Created Friday, Aug 28th 2020 14:31Z, last updated Friday, Sep 4th 2020 22:02Z

An Omni Air Boeing 767-300, registration N423AX performing flight OY-703 from Kabul (Afghanistan) to Bucharest Baneasa (Romania) with 49 passengers and 15 crew, landed on Baneasa Airport's runway 07 with all gear struts down at 14:53L (11:53Z) and locked but about two seconds after smooth touchdown suffered the collapse of the left main gear. The aircraft skidded along the runway on its right main gear, aft belly and left engine cowl, nose gear lifted off the ground again, to a stop on the center line of the runway. The aircraft was evacuated via slides. No injuries are being reported.

The aircraft was supposed to continue on to the USA following the stop in Bucharest to refuel.

Romania's AIAS (Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Authority) reported the left main gear failed during roll out. AIAS have appointed an investigation commission. A preliminary report can be expected in 30 days.

The airport remained closed until Sep 3rd 2020 until the aircraft could be moved off the runway.

The Aviation Herald learned the aircraft sustained an upper strut body fracture.

Related NOTAM:
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Q) LRBB/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/4430N02606E005
A) LRBS B) 2008281300 C) 2008291300
E) RWY 07/25 CLSD.

Video of final approach and landing (Video: boardingpass):