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Last updated: 17 October 2017
Datum:Donnerstag 6 März 2003
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-300
Betrieben durch:Minerva Airlines
Gemietet von :Air Industria
Kennzeichen: I-ATRF
Werknummer: 034
Baujahr: 1986
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:28492
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 42
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 45
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) (   Italien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italien
Flug nach:Rimini-Miramare Airport (RMI/LIPR), Italien
Flugnummer: 406
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.
After the mishap, the aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored at Fiumicino until it was bought for spares by Dart Aviation in 2005.

Probable Cause:

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


photo of ATR ATR-42-300 I-ATRF
The ATR was later transferred to Alitalia and sold to Air Industria
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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 Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Rimini-Miramare Airport as the crow flies is 246 km (154 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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