Runway excursion Accident Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 EC-BVC, Thursday 28 December 1972
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Date:Thursday 28 December 1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Owner/operator:Iberia
Registration: EC-BVC
MSN: 11023
Year of manufacture:1970
Total airframe hrs:7634 hours
Cycles:6447 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Bilbao Airport (BIO) -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bilbao Airport (BIO/LEBB)
Narrative:
A Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000, EC-BVC, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Bilbao Airport (BIO), Spain.
The crew had received a flap asymmetry warning and conducted a flapless landing with tailwind and heavy rain. The airplane touched down late with high speed. It aquaplaned and overran the flooded runway into rough terrain.
The nose gear and right hand main gear were torn off. The fuselage was broken in three pieces.

Probable cause: Late touchdown on a wet runway, failure to extend lift dumpers and not taking into account the tailwind component.

Sources:

Jan F. Homma (E-mail 19-2-2012)
Willem Wendt

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photo (c) Frank Ellemers Collection; Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM); 1971

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