Accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 500RF N712FE, Saturday 8 March 2003
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Date:Saturday 8 March 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500RF
Owner/operator:FedEx Express, opb Mountain Air Cargo
Registration: N712FE
MSN: 10613
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:26665 hours
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Kinston Regional Jetport, NC (ISO) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Greensboro/High Point-Piedmont Triad International Airport, NC (GSO/KGSO)
Destination airport:New Bern-Craven County Regional Airport, NC (EWN/KEWN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the pilot, an unsafe right gear indication was received during approach to New Bern. During a flyby the control tower controller confirmed the right gear was not fully extended. The pilot declared an emergency and diverted to Kingston Regional Jetport to conduct an emergency landing on runway 05. On landing roll the right main landing gear collapsed and the airplane slid off of the runway. Examination of the right main landing gear revealed the drag brace was fractured.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The fatigue failure of the main drag stay tube. A factor is no inspection procedure required."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL03LA056
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; ?; August 1990

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