Narrative:The ATR-42 landed hard on the nose wheel on runway 03 following a strong gust of wind from the left just before touchdown. The crew attempted to go-around, but this attempt failed and the aircraft entered the grass next to the runway. Wind was reported 310deg/26-36 knots gusting to 42kts.
|Date:||Tuesday 20 January 1998|
|C/n / msn:|| 048|
|First flight:|| 1987|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO) (Italy)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Pisa-Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA/LIRP), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO/LIEA), Italy|
The wreckage was parked for almost one year on an airport apron; then the fuselage was sold to Air Dolomiti for cabin crew training.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pisa-Galileo Galilei Airport to Alghero-Fertilia Airport as the crow flies is 378 km (236 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.