Accident description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Date:Thursday 12 February 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3102 Jetstream 31
Operator:Sky Express
Registration: SX-SKY
C/n / msn: 829
First flight: 1988-09-05 (20 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UGR-514H
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Heraklion-N. Kazantzakis Airport (HER) (   Greece)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport (RHO/LGRP), Greece
Destination airport:Heraklion-N. Kazantzakis Airport (HER/LGIR), Greece
A BAe 3102 Jetstream 31 passenger plane sustained substantial damage in a landing gear collapse at Heraklion-N. Kazantzakis Airport (HER), Greece. It is reported that the airplane is damaged beyond economical repair.

Investigation revealed that the forward yoke pintle on the right main landing gear fitted to SX-SKY failed on landing. The landing gear had flown 23,940 cycles since
new and had been overhauled 148 landings prior to the accident. The aircraft landing weight was calculated to be 14,870 lb, which was within the maximum limit of
14,900 lb, and the FDR recorded a normal acceleration on landing of 1.79 g. A review of the data on the FDR identified two possible heavy landings of 2.5 g and
2.87 g that had occurred 5 and 27 landings prior to the accident.

» Scramble 358
» AAIB Bulletin: 10/2012


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Distance from Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport to Heraklion-N. Kazantzakis Airport as the crow flies is 285 km (178 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.
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