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 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 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 14 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.
The aircraft has now been removed from the runway and normal runway operations resumed.