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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 6 oktober 1981
Tijd:17:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:NLM Cityhopper
Registratie: PH-CHI
Constructienummer: 11141
Bouwjaar: 1979-01-12 (2 years 9 months)
Aantal vlieguren:4485
Aantal vluchten:5997
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 555-15P
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 13 / inzittenden: 13
Totaal:slachtoffers: 17 / inzittenden: 17
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2 km (1.3 mijl) SSW of Moerdijk (   Nederland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rotterdam Airport (RTM/EHRD), Nederland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Eindhoven Airport (EIN/EHEH), Nederland
Vluchtnummer:HN431
Beschrijving:
An NLM Cityhopper Fokker F-28 Fellowship was destroyed when it crashed in an industrial area near Moerdijk, Netherlands. All 17 on board were killed.
The aircraft, named "Eindhoven", operated flight HN431 from Rotterdam Airport, Netherlands to Eindhoven, Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany. During the weather briefing at Rotterdam Airport, 44 minutes before takeoff, the crew was told about the presence of an area with thunderstorms to the south and east of Rotterdam.
At 17:04 hours local time the F-28 took off from Rotterdam Airport. About five minutes after takeoff the crew noted heavy rainfall in thunderstorms on the weather avoidance radar and received clearance to avoid this area. Course was changed to the south in order to pass between two major thunderstorm cores.
At 17:12 the aircraft entered a tornado, which resulted in loads on the airframe increasing to +6.8 G and -3,2 G. The right wing was bent upwards followed by a severe downward sweep. This compromised the structural integrity of the wing, causing a large portion of the outer wing to separate in an upward and rearward motion. Control was lost and the aircraft impacted a railway bridge inverted.

Probable Cause:

The investigation report did not contain a probable cause statement per ICAO Annex 13.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: Raad vd Luchtvaart
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: 1983-1
Download report: Final report


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Berging na vliegramp Moerdijk. Uitgegraven motor van de Fokker

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Rotterdam Airport en Eindhoven Airport bedraagt 85 km (53 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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