Narrative:After startup the ATR-42 taxied to intersection BB for a runway 25 departure. The engines were running at approx 70% torque, prior to brake release, when the swinging lever of the left hand main gear failed.
|Date:||Thursday 6 March 2003|
|Operating for:||Minerva Airlines|
|Leased from:||Air Industria|
|C/n / msn:|| 034|
|First flight:|| 1986|
|Total airframe hrs:||27472|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) (Italy)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Rimini-Miramare Airport (RMI/LIPR), Italy|
After the mishap, the aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored at Fiumicino until it was bought for spares by Dart Aviation in 2005.
CAUSA INCIDENTE: "Alla luce di quanto evidenziato si ritiene di poter identificare la causa dell' incidente nella rottura della swinging lever (SL) del carello di atterraggio sinistro. La SL `e l'organo di collegamento tra la struttura del carello e la ruota - fattore tecnico"
» ANSV N.A/9/04
The ATR was later transferred to Alitalia and sold to Air Industria
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 Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Rimini-Miramare Airport as the crow flies is 246 km (154 miles).