Accident description
Last updated: 2 October 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 14 September 2009
Time:10:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic F100 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 100
Operator:Contact Air Flugdienst
Registration: D-AFKE
C/n / msn: 11505
First flight: 1995-11-08 (13 years 10 months)
Total airframe hrs:31468
Cycles:33543
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 650-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 73
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 78
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR) (   Germany) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT), Germany
Destination airport:Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS), Germany
Flightnumber: 288
Narrative:
A Fokker 100 passenger jet was damaged following an emergency landing with a retracted main landing gear. Lufthansa flight LH288 departed Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) at 08:44 on a domestic flight to Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR). The flight was operated by Contact Air, a Lufthansa Regional franchise partner.
On approach to Stuttgart the main undercarriage failed to deploy. After several unsuccessful attempts to unlock the gear, the pilot then decided to carry out an emergency landing with just the nose gear extended. The airplane had just been acquired by Contact Air, entering service on 1 September 2009.


Classification:
Wheel(s) up landing
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» BFU
» Contact Air


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Distance from Berlin-Tegel Airport to Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport as the crow flies is 513 km (321 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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