Friday, 24 February 2017

Flybe Dash 8 crashes on landing at Amsterdam-Schiphol

Just going through the news and I came across this.
A Flybe Dash 8 Q 400 travelling from Edinburgh-Turnhouse Airport (EGPH) to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (EHAM) with 59 POB suffered a landing accident at Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport.
The aircraft landed on runway 22 in strong winds and apparently suffered a right hand main landing gear retraction. The aircraft departed Edinburgh on a scheduled passenger service to Amsterdam at 14:21 UTC. About 15:22 UTC the aircraft entered a holding pattern over the North Sea off the western coast of the Netherlands. It left the holding about 15:38 UTC and positioned for an approach to runway 22. The aircraft landed about 15:54 UTC.
During landing the right hand main landing gear apparently slowly folded back in. The flight crew issued a mayday call after the accident and subsequently issued another mayday call, stating that they were evacuating the aircraft due to smoke in the cabin.
Airport operations had been hampered by strong winds during the day. At the time landing, wind was recorded being from 240 degrees at 31 knots, gusting to 46 knots and the wind direction varying between 210 and 270 degrees.

Aircraft Details are:
Aircraft Type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Registration: G-JECP
Serial Number: 4136
Flight Number: BE 1284
First Flight: 17th August 2006 (10yrs 6 Months)

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