Accident McDonnell Douglas MD-82 HI1064, Tuesday 21 June 2022
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Date:Tuesday 21 June 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas MD-82
Owner/operator:RED Air
Registration: HI1064
MSN: 53027/1805
Year of manufacture:1990
Total airframe hrs:69529 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada JT8D-219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 140
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Santo Domingo-Las Américas José Francisco Peña Gómez Int'l Airport (SDQ/MDSD)
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
RED Air flight 203, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, HI1064, suffered a left-hand main gear failure during landing on runway 09 at Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida, USA.
The flight departed Santo Domingo International Airport (SDQ), Dominican Republic , at 15:35. The aircraft was cleared for the ILS runway 09 at MIA and the crew reported that the approach was normal. The first officer stated to the NTSB that the landing was smooth, and they first touched down on the right main gear followed by the left main gear slightly right of centerline. The crew felt an increasing vibration on the left side of the airplane shortly after the left main gear touched down. During the landing roll out the left main gear collapsed, the airplane traveled to the left where it eventually departed the paved surface and impacted the runway 30 glide slope equipment shelter. During departure from the paved surface and impact with the steel and concrete shelter, the airplane's right main landing gear and nosewheel collapsed, and the fuel tanks were breached. Shortly after the airplane came to a stop, a post-crash fire began on the right wing. All 130 passengers and 10 crew evacuated the airplane, of which 4 passengers sustained minor injuries.

Probable Cause: The structural failure of the left main landing gear downlock following ineffective shimmy dampening during the landing roll which caused the collapse of the left main landing gear, resulting in a runway excursion and post-flight fire.


20:53 UTC / 16:53 local time:
KMIA 212053Z COR 05010G18KT 10SM FEW030 BKN250 30/19 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP187 CB DSNT SE AND SW MOV S T03000194 $

21:53 UTC / 17:53 local time:
KMIA 212153Z 05009G16KT 10SM FEW030 FEW045 BKN250 30/16 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP187 T03000161 $

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DCA22FA132
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
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RED Air statement



photo (c) FAA; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); 21 June 2022; (publicdomain)

photo (c) David Russell; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); 29 April 2022

Revision history:

28-Apr-2024 08:36 ASN Updated [Narrative]
28-Apr-2024 08:36 ASN Updated
17-May-2024 19:00 ASN Updated

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