Narrative:On touchdown, white smoke was observed from the left main landing gear wheels. After rolling 2000 feet along the runway, the aircraft veered to the left and at 2400 feet departed the runway entirely. It came to a stop 123 feet from the runway after the nose section had broken through the airport perimeter fence. The left gear collapsed due to failure of the landing gear assembly as a result of the shearing of its castellation.
|Date:||Wednesday 2 September 1992|
|C/n / msn:|| 20170|
|First flight:|| 1989-11-10 (2 years 10 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW125B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Sibu Airport (SBW) ( Malaysia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kuching Airport (KCH/WBGG), Malaysia|
|Destination airport:||Sibu Airport (SBW/WBGS), Malaysia|
Laboratory observation indicated that the castellation tang had been subjected to force fatigue that could occur during the assembly of the landing gear.
» ICAO Adrep 2/01
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Distance from Kuching Airport to Sibu Airport as the crow flies is 200 km (125 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.