2016-02-04 SAS CRJ-900 gear collapse during engine tests at Copenhagen

2016-02-04 SAS CRJ-900 gear collapse during engine tests at Copenhagen

2016-02-04 SAS CRJ-900 gear collapse during engine tests at Copenhagen


During ground engine test, the aircraft collided with a baggage truck causing major damage. One person was taken to hospital.


The aircraft was undergoing ground engine run-ups on a test pad near Hangar 4 (pos E60) when the aircraft suddeny ran foreward and gaining speed.

On its way across the tarmac the left wing and left maingear of the Regional Jet struck a baggage cart. The impact forces ejected its driver leaving him seriously injuried.

As a result of the collison the left maingear was forced backwards causing it to collapse rearwards. The left wing dropped and struck the ground spinning the aircraft around until it came to a stop after a 360-degree pirouette.

The aircraft carried only three ground engineers at the time of the incident.

The roof of the baggage cart crumpled under the weight of the wing.

The incident is under investigation by danish authorities.

Date: 2016-02-04 Time:
Location: EKCH CPH Kobenhavn Kastrup
Country: Denmark
Flight phase: PBT – Pushback / Towing with engines not in operation
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.:
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Passenger
Operator: Scandinavian Airlines

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Canadair CRJ-900
Registration: OY-KFC
Age a/c: 7,0 years
Constr. No.: 15218

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  0  0 0 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 1

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 63rd safety occurence for the operator
  • 23rd safety occurence of type (CRJ-900)
  • 26th Safety occurence at Copenhagen Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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