An airplane belonging to Wizzair (Airbus A320-232) travelling from Bucharest to Rome, was forced to make an emergency landing on Fiumicino airport from Rome. The main cause of the accident was the landing gear. Wizzair didn’t report any injuries but according to italian press there were 3 injuries including a pregnant woman. Scroll down for more photos or video of Wizzair crash
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The plane was carrying 165 passengers, mostly romanians. The pregnant woman who suffered minor injuries, was transported to Ostia hospital.
The Wizzair plane was supposed to land on Ciampino airport , but the pilot requested to land on a near airport because he needed a longer runway.
An emergency evacuation was carried out.
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Date: 08 JUN 2013
Type: Airbus A320-232
Operator: Wizz Air
C/n / msn: 5021
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 165
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 171
Location: Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) (Italy)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Bucharest-Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP/LROP), Romania
Destination airport: Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italy
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Wizzair plane crash incident happened in Roma Fiumicino.
Here is the official statement of Wizzair:
Wizz Air emergency in Rome Fiumicino – Update Wizz Air flight W6 3141 from Bucharest to Rome Ciampino today (8 June) diverted to Rome Fiumicino with 165 passengers and six crew for an emergency landing due to the left landing gear failing to deploy. The aircraft landed safely at 8:15hrs and passengers disembarked using the exit slides. Crew and passengers initially reported no injuries but medical assistance was provided for some passengers suspected to have stress and who have been released after observation. Wizz Air and Airbus are cooperating with the authorities in the investigation of this landing gear failure. The Airbus A320 involved is 13 months old and the last scheduled maintenance was performed by Lufthansa Technik in May 2013. All crew (4 cabin crew and 2 pilots) are based in Bucharest and the flying pilot is a Captain with over 12,000 flight hours acquired in the Italian Air Force and on commercial airlines. Wizz Air sincerely apologized to all affected passengers for any inconvenience caused and expresses its gratitude to the crew and the airport for looking after the passengers and handling this situation properly.