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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 8 décembre 1996
Heure:12:54
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic F50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 50
Compagnie:KLM Cityhopper
Immatriculation: PH-KVK
Numéro de série: 20219
Année de Fabrication: 1991
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW125B
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 41
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 45
Dégats de l'appareil: Mineurs
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Rotterdam Airport (RTM/EHRD), Pays-Bas
Aéroport de destination:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Royaume Uni
Numéro de vol: 483
Détails:
After an uneventful flight from Rotterdam (RTM), the crew were cleared for an ILS approach to runway 27 at London-Heathrow (LHR). After the landing gear was selected down but the crew noticed that the left main landing gear showed an unsafe indication. The captain decided to carry out a go-around. Before initiating the go-around manoeuvre he asked the first officer to consult the 'MAIN GEAR UNSAFE AFTER DOWN SELECTION' check list to see whether he
should raise the gear. The gear was then raised during the go-around. The aircraft was instructed to climb to 3000 feet and entered the Epsom NDB holding point at 12:01. Recycling the gear was also unsuccessful. The first officer then left the flight deck to check visually if the left main gear was down and locked. His inspection showed that the gear was not in a safe condition. The 'Alternate Down Procedure' was followed, but this was also unsuccessful. The captain then carried out a level '2g' (60° bank) turn at 170 kt. This manoeuvre, however, did not affect the left main gear unsafe indication. At 12:12 the crew decided to perform an emergency landing. After preparing the cabin for the emergency landing, the crew intercepted the ILS to runway 09R. The aircraft's touchdown was normal, right mainwheel first. About 5 seconds after all the landing gear were in ground contact the left main landing gear collapsed and the aircraft left
wing tip, left propeller and the rear left portion of the fuselage contacted the runway. The aircraft veered to the left coming to rest on the hard surface clear of the runway in Block 81.

Probable Cause:

The AAIB bulletin did not contain a Probable Cause statement.

Sources:
» AAIB Bulletin 8/97


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Rotterdam Airport et London-Heathrow Airport est de 339 km (212 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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