Malaysia Airlines A380 Drops Nose Wheel After Landing

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A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 performing flight from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur landed on and slowed. While vacating the runway the left nose wheel could not be seen on the nose gear, the aircraft’s nose was supported by the right hand nose wheel only. The aircraft stopped clear of the runway and was towed to the apron.

The airline reported the aircraft had safely landed in Kuala Lumpur. While taxiing towards the gate a nose wheel experienced a failure, which is being investigated. All passengers and crew disembarked normally via stairs.