An Air Arabia Maroc A320 has suffered damage to an engine whilst landing in strong winds at Morocco Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (TNG) yesterday afternoon.
Footage of the Airbus A320 posted to social media shows impact damage to the aircraft’s right-hand engine nacelle, consistent with the engine pod striking the runway on landing.
The A320 subsequently veered off the runway during the landing roll.
Air Arabia Maroc flight 3O378
Air Arabia Maroc flight 3O-378, an Airbus A320-200 registered CN-NMI had been operating a scheduled service from Barcelona, Spain to Tangier, Morocco.
The flight made its landing on TNG RWY10 at 16:44 local time during the period of poor weather conditions. A Metar current for the flight’s arrival indicated conditions had moved from Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IFR) to Marginal VFR (MVFR) conditions with winds of 25 kn gusting to 45 kn in rain showers for the Moroccan capital city airport.
The aircraft conducting yesterday’s 3O378 service from Barcelona was an Airbus A320-200 registered CN-NMI; an 11-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the Moroccan carrier Air Arabia Maroc.
The low-cost airline, headquartered in Casablanca, Morocco. It is a joint venture between Air Arabia and Moroccan investors.
The airline was launched in 2009 and operates a fleet of Airbus A320 and A321neo aircraft. It flies to over 30 destinations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
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