2017-02-23 FlyBe DHC-8-400 gear collapse at Amsterdam

2017-02-23 FlyBe DHC-8-400 gear collapse at Amsterdam

2017-02-23 FlyBe DHC-8-400 gear collapse at Amsterdam


On landing in strong winds, the right maingear collapsed resulting in substantial damage. All 59 on board remained unhurt.

UPDATE 2017-02-23

FlyBe flight BE 1284 from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK was approaching runway 22 at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in very windy conditions. At the time a frontal system was crossing the UK towards mainland Europe and winds were blowing in the direction of 240 degrees with a velocity of 31 knots in gusts up to 46 knots.

After a firm but apparently normal touchdown, the right maingear suddenly gave way until the right propeller blades contacted the asphalt and the right wing and engine nacelle settled on the runway.

Despite a drift to the right, the pilots managed to remain on the runway.

After declaring Mayday, the passengers were evacuated onto the runway.

All passengers and crewmembers escaped with no more than scare, the aircraft received substantial damage.

Runway 22 was closed for a longer time.

METAR: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (EHAM):

23/02/2017 15:55->
METAR EHAM 231555Z 24031G46KT 210V270 9999 -RA FEW020 SCT028
           BKN037 08/04 Q0985 TEMPO 7000 BKN020=
23/02/2017 16:25->
METAR EHAM 231625Z 24032G45KT 210V270 9999 -RA FEW020 BKN045
           08/04 Q0985 NOSIG=



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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Bombardier DHC-8-400
Registration: G-JECP
Age a/c: 10.5 years
Constr. No.: 4136

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0 59
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0


Date: 2017-02-23 Time: 16:55
Location: EHAM AMS Amsterdam-Schiphol Intl Airport
Country: Netherlands
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: BE 1284
From: EGPH/EDI: Edinburgh To: EHAM/AMS: Amsterdam-Schiphol Intl Airport
Type: Passenger
Operator: Flybe

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 24th safety occurence for the operator
  • 110th safety occurence of type (DHC84)
  • 72nd safety occurence at Amsterdam Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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