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.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Monday 14 September 2009|
|Operator:||Contact Air Flugdienst|
|C/n / msn:|| 11505|
|First flight:|| 1995-11-08 (13 years 10 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||31468|
|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)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT), Germany|
|Destination airport:||Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS), Germany|
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.
Wheel(s) up landing
Forced landing on runway
» 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 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.