2016-04-30 Air Vallee Fokker 50 lands without nosegear at Catania

2016-04-30 Air Vallee Fokker 50 lands without nosegear at Catania
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2016-04-30 Air Vallee Fokker 50 lands without nosegear at Catania

Narrative

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
Country:
Italy
Flight phase:
LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c:
substantial

Flight
Flight no.: W2 1908
From:
LIPR/RMI: Rimini To: LICC/CTA: Catania Fontana Rossa
Type:
Passenger
Operator:
Amapola Flyg
Leased from:
Air Vallee
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Aircraft Involved

2016-04-30_SE-LEZ_F50_AirVallee@Catania_ACFT
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Aircraft
Type: Fokker 50
Registration: SE-LEZ
Age a/c: 27.8 years
Constr. No.: 20128

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  3 18 0 21
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

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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Abbreviations

AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight /  TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions