Alitalia’s (2nd) (Rome) Airbus A320-216 EI-EIB (msn 4249) while being operated on operating flight AZ 63 from Madrid to Rome (Fiumicino), the crew was forced to make an emergency landing at FCO late last night (September 29) after the right main gear failed to deploy. The 151 passengers and crew members safely evacuated the aircraft using the emergency chutes with no injuries.
Alitalia issued this statement (translated from Italian):
Rome, September 29, 2013:
This evening at 21:04, flight AZ 063, coming from Madrid, made an emergency landing in Fiumicino Airport due to failure in the right main landing gear.
No injuries also thanks to the skill of the commander of the flight, with over 15,000 flight hours in the Alitalia Group and previously as a military pilot.
The plane is an Airbus A320, constructed in June 2010.
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Copyright Photo: Fred Seggie. EI-EIB arrives at Glasgow prior to the accident.