Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301 HK-3952, Saturday 23 August 2008
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Date:Saturday 23 August 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301
Owner/operator:AIRES Colombia
Registration: HK-3952
MSN: 169
Year of manufacture:1989
Total airframe hrs:31260 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ) -   Colombia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Curaçao-Hato International Airport (CUR/TNCC)
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ/SKBQ)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301 passenger plane, registered HK-3952, sustained substantial damage following the collapse of the right hand main landing gear on landing at Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ), Colombia. None of the 31 occupants were injured.
AIRES Flight 051 operated on an international flight from Curaçao-Hato International Airport (CUR). The approach and landing were normal, touching down about 770 metres past the threshold of runway 23. The crew noticed a vibration of the right hand main gear, after which the undercarriage leg collapsed. There was no fire.

CAUSA: "Fractura del anillo del tope mecánico del amortiguador del tren principal derecho, convirtiendo al conjunto del tren en una estructura sólida incapaz de absorber las cargas del aterrizaje, debido a la no incorporación de la Directiva de Aeronavegabilidad AD-2006-14 en la reparacián general de dicho tren."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) Peter Gralla; Villavicencio Airport (VVC/SKVV); 02 February 1999

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