Narrative:A BN-2 Islander, D-ILFC, sustained substantial damage in a hard landing at Wangerooge Airport (AGE), Germany. The captain and five passengers were not injured.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Monday 29 June 2009|
Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander
|Operator:||LFH Luftverkehr Friesland Harle|
|C/n / msn:|| 2272|
|First flight:|| 1995|
|Total airframe hrs:||7363|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Wangerooge Airport (AGE) ( Germany)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Harle Airport (EDXP), Germany|
|Destination airport:||Wangerooge Airport (AGE/EDWG), Germany|
The airplane departed Harle at 08:03 on a five minute flight to the island of Wangerooge. The captain initiated an approach to runway 10 but aborted the approach. He circled for another approach. The pilot testified that he was blinded by the sun on finals and decided to go around again. He gave full power, but the airplane touched down hard. The left hand main gear struck the ground next to the runway. Because of the damage sustained during this touchdown, the pilot decided to divert to Jever Air Base for an emergency landing. After landing it became clear that the left hand main gear leg was bent backward and had punctured the wing. There was additional damage to the left hand flaps.
» BFU 3X088-0/09
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.