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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 23 december 1990
Tijd:18:04 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic ATP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace ATP
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Manx Airlines
Registratie: G-OATP
Constructienummer: 2005
Bouwjaar: 1988
Aantal vlieguren:3262
Aantal vluchten:5212
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 69
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 73
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Isle Of Man-Ronaldsway Airport (IOM) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Isle Of Man-Ronaldsway Airport (IOM/EGNS), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vluchtnummer: 884
Beschrijving:
The ATP landed in a strong cross-wind (200deg at a mean speed of 30 knots with gusts to 45 knots and occasionally 50 knots) which was close to the maximum demonstrated for that type. The aircraft touched down firmly on runway 27 in a flat attitude and bounced into the air. During the attempt to complete the landing, a pitch oscillation rapidly developed which resulted in two more bounces, each ending with a nose-first touch-down. On the fourth touch-down, which again was nose-first, the nose landing gear collapsed and the aircraft slid along the runway with the nose landing gear folded aft under the fuselage and debris punctured the fuselage pressure hull. The propeller tips disintegrated on contact with the runway. The aircraft came to rest on grass adjacent to the runway and no one was injured.

Probable Cause:

CAUSAL FACTORS:
(i) The adverse weather conditions which existed at the time of the landing.
(ii) The commander's decision to fly the approach at an airspeed which exceeded that recommended in the Operations Manual.
(iii) The commander's misjudgement of the landing flare and the recovery from the subsequent bounce.
A contributory factor may have been the distraction of a caution warning which occurred immediately before touch-down.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 214 days (7 months)
Accident number: AAIB AAR 1/91
Download report: Final report


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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 London-Luton Airport en Isle Of Man-Ronaldsway Airport bedraagt 373 km (233 miles).

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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