Incident Avro RJ100 OO-DWK, Tuesday 27 October 2009
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Date:Tuesday 27 October 2009
Time:c. 20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic RJ1H model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro RJ100
Owner/operator:Brussels Airlines
Registration: OO-DWK
MSN: E3360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 78
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR) -   Belgium
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Berlin-Tegel (TXL)
Destination airport:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR)
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Brussels Airlines flight SN2588, an Avro RJ-100, was taxiing to the terminal when four passengers were hit by hot hydraulics fluid.

The airplane landed at Brussels Airport, coming from Berlin-Tegel, Germany. During taxi, the crew noticed the loss of the “green” hydraulic system, and the loss of nose wheel steering.
The cabin crew reported at the same time that fluid was leaking into the cabin, and that some passengers got contaminated by the fluid.
The leak was located at row 7, having an effect between rows 3 to 9 F/E/D.
The pressure caused the oil to escape in the cabin, causing panic amongst the passengers, and contamination.
The airplane stopped at the inner 9 taxiway, and the crew proceeded to the evacuation of the passengers using the forward air stair.
Four passengers showed signs of skin irritation to the face and shoulder.

The rupture of the hydraulic pressure line was caused by metal fatigue at the weld joint of the pipe, associated with a low level of weld penetration.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

27-Oct-2009 23:19 jorgetadeu7 Added
28-Oct-2009 03:34 Hemu Updated
28-Oct-2009 05:11 Certosino Updated
24-Feb-2012 11:26 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
07-Nov-2022 20:29 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
13-Jun-2023 19:53 harro Updated

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