Accident description
Last updated: 20 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 1 July 1995
Time:08:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500RF
Operator:East West Airlines
Registration: VT-EWE
C/n / msn: 10605
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Baroda (Vadodara) Airport (BDQ) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Vadodara Airport (BDQ/VABO), India
Destination airport:Vadodara Airport (BDQ/VABO), India
Narrative:
East West F-27 VT-EWE was engaged in a training flight at Baroda airport. The aircraft was under the command of an examiner pilot with the trainee pilot on right hand seat. The first touch and go exercise was uneventful. During the second exercise, immediately on touchdown the left main landing gear failed at its shock strut outer cylinder and the inner cylinder with the main wheel assembly attached to it got liberated. The aircraft continued moving forward with the remaining portion of left shock strut contacting the runway followed by the left engine propellers and fuselage bottom and finally came to rest on the runway left side strip. There was no fire and no injury to persons on board the aircraft.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident occurred during aircraft touchdown due to liberation of the sliding piston along with the wheels of the left main landing gear as a result of failure of the locking arrangement on the piston top end. Non-compliance by the operator of the Service Bulletin issued by the Manufacturer and Mandatory Modifications issued by the DGCA regarding piston-adapter and dowel pin lock fitment, is the Contributory Factor in the accident".

Sources:
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1995 (DGAC India)


Photos

photo of Fokker F-27 Friendship 500RF PH-KFK
PH-KFK was bought by Fokker in November 1990 and leased to India two years later.
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Distance from Vadodara Airport to Vadodara Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

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