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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 29 juli 2009
Tijd:11:12 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Greenland
Registratie: OY-POF
Constructienummer: 235
Bouwjaar: 1969
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:340 km (212.5 mijl) N of Constable Point (   Groenland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mestersvig Air Base (BGMV), Groenland
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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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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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