On 28 August, a Capital Airlines Airbus A320 (B-6952) suffered severe damage on nose gear and left hand engine during a hard landing at Macau Airport.
Flight JD5759 was scheduled from Beijing International Airport to Macau but during the approach – the weather at Macau at the time of landing consisted of rain and wind with gusts up to 30 knots – the aircraft hit the runway very hard. One of the gears that got detached, hit the left hand engine. Due to the failure of the communication system and a lack of satellite phone, the aircraft was communicating with the ground using the ACARS onboard.
After declaring an emergency (Mayday), the pilots entered a holding pattern Northeast from the airport and then decided to divert to Shenzhen Airport. On approach the pilots first did a low pass over the field for a visual check on the landing gears.
Beijing Capital Airlines confirmed the accident, in total, there were 166 passengers and 9 crew members on board. After the landing at Shenzhen Airport an emergency evacuation was initiated, five of the passengers were slightly injured (most likely during the emergency evacuation).
On Sunday, another company Airbus A320 aircraft had a decompression, forcing the pilots to descend rapidly.
Capital Airlines Airbus A320 (B-6952) operating flight #JD5759 from Beijing to Macao was subst. damaged in a hard landing at Macao Airport (VMMC). Parts of the nosegear broke away. Engine severely damaged. Diverted to Shenzhen AP. Evacuation via slides. https://t.co/62znmmZqLM pic.twitter.com/2DoBR4rdrt
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) August 28, 2018
Capital Airlines JD5759 encountered wind shear while landing at Macau. Front tyre busted. Left engine failed. Flight diverted to Shenzhen landed safely. pic.twitter.com/84iO8y0WBx
— ChinaAviationReview (@ChinaAvReview) August 28, 2018
A Capital Airlines Beijing-Macao flight, carrying 176 ppl, made an emergency landing in Shenzhen Tuesday, after aborting a landing attempt in Macao due to mechanical failure, the airline said. 5 were slightly injured while other have been safely evacuated, said Shenzhen Airport. pic.twitter.com/VHMw5W9R6D
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) August 28, 2018