2016-06-21 Busy Bee Dornier Do228 off runway at Goma, DR Congo
The Do-228 regional aircraft was seriously damaged during an emergency landing at Goma. All on board left remained unharmed.
The DO-228 aircraft was approaching its destination Butemba (108 NM to the north of Goma) when the pilots received indication about a problem with the undercarriage. The left maingear failed to extend.
After numerous unsuccessful attempts to lowrer it, the approach was aborted and the flight returned to Goma where better emergency handling facilities were available.
After using up all surplus fuel the pilots performed an emergency landing on the left maingear and nosegear only. Local fire brigade previously had prepared a short portion of the runway 35 with fire suppressing chemicals .
On landing the Do-228 tilted to the left until its left maingear dragedd along the runway. The pilots were unable to remain steering controland the aircraft drifted to the left of the runwayx where it departed paved surface and came to rest in soft perpendicular to the runway heading after about 2 3rd of the runway 35. (runway lengh is 1995 meters)
VIDEO FEED 9Q-CSL emergency landing
All passengers and crewmembers were able to evacuate safely. There was no fire.
Damage to the aircraft is believed to be substantial.
METAR Goma Airport (FZNA):
NO METAR AVBL
NO METAR AVBL
Date: 2016-06-21 Time: –
Location: FZNA GOM Goma
Country: DR Congo (Kinshasa)
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial
From: FZNA/GOM: Goma To: FZMB/: Butembo
Operator: Busy Bee Congo
Type: Dornier Do-228
Age a/c: 30,8 years
Constr. No.: 8069
Occupants & Casualties
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 1st safety occurence for the operator
- 62nd safety occurence of type (DO-228)
- 16th safety occurence at Goma Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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