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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 29 juillet 2009
Heure:11:12 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Compagnie:Air Greenland
Immatriculation: OY-POF
Numéro de série: 235
Année de Fabrication: 1969
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:340 km (212.5 milles) N of Constable Point (   Groënland)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Mestersvig Air Base (BGMV), Groënland
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
A DHC-6 Twin Otter, OY-POF, sustained substantial damage in a hard landing at a remote airstrip in Greenland. Both crew members survived.
The airplane operated on a cargo flight out of Mestersvig Air Base to an airstrip at 73 24N 24 30W.
On arrival at the selected landing area the pilots decided to perform a low flyover to assess wind conditions. On finals the aircraft suffered an unexpected downward wind flow (downdraft), causing the right main wheel to contact the ground before the airstrip. The aircraft bounced and in the subsequent touchdown, the right wing impacted the ground.

Probable Cause:

Conclusion: AIB considers it likely that local topography combined with the current wind conditions were influence the course of events.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: HCLJ Denmark
Status: Investigation ongoing
Duration: 138 days (5 months)
Accident number: HCLJ510-000668
Download report: Preliminary report


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