2016-04-30 Air Vallee Fokker 50 lands without nosegear at Catania
The Fokker 50 aircraft made a safe nosegear-up landing after the pilots did not succeed in lowering it on approach. All 21 on board remained unhurt.
At about 10:35L the Fokker 50 of Air Vallee – leased from swedish company Amapola Flyg – was on approach to runway 08 at Catania’s Fontanarossa Airport when the pilots received indication their nosegear did not extend.
The pilots broke off the approach and entered a holding patern at 2.900 ft east of the airport for troubleshooting. Then, a low-approach was carried out to allow a visual inspection of the nosegear from the control tower.
After all attempts to lower the nosegear failed, the aircraft made a landing on runway 08 with its nosegar in retracted postition at 11:34L.
After holding the nose up in the air for as long as possible, the nose dropped when the speed of the Fokker fall under a certain point dragging along the asphalt surface until it came to a stop.
All passengers and crewmembers evacuated safely. The Fokker 50 sustained damage to its lower nose section.
OCCURENCE DATASETDate: 2016-04-30 Time: 11:50:00
Location: LICC CTA Catania Fontana Rossa
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial
Flight no.: W2 1908
From: LIPR/RMI: Rimini To: LICC/CTA: Catania Fontana Rossa
Operator: Amapola Flyg
Leased from: Air Vallee
Type: Fokker 50
Age a/c: 27.8 years
Constr. No.: 20128
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JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 2nd safety occurence for the operator
- 49th safety occurence of type (Fokker 50)
- 6th safety occurence at Catania Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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