Unfallbericht:A DHC-8 passenger plane, registered TF-JMB, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Godthåb/Nuuk Airport (GOH), Greenland. All 31 passengers and three crew members survived. The airplane operated on a flight from Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV), Iceland to Godthåb/Nuuk Airport (GOH), Greenland with an enroute stop at Kulusuk.
|Datum:||04 MRZ 2011|
|Flugzeugtyp:||de Havilland Canada DHC-8-106|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Flugfélag Íslands - Air Iceland|
|Baujahr:|| 1992-09-01 (18 years 6 months)|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 31|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 34 |
|Sachschaden:|| Schwer beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||Godthåb/Nuuk Airport (GOH) (Greenland)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Flug von:||Kulusuk Airport (KUS/BGKK), |
|Flug nach:||Godthåb/Nuuk Airport (GOH/BGGH), |
At 12:58, the flight crew of TF-JMB made radio contact with Nuuk AFIS and were informed that the runway in use was 23.
The weather was reported to be: wind direction from 170° at a speed of 24 kts with a maximum of 43 kts, the visibility was 4,000 meters in light snow, moderate blowing snow, a few clouds at 1,800 feet, broken clouds at 3,500 feet, the temperature was zero, the dew point was minus four Celsius and the QNH was 1014 hPa.
The flight crew made visual contact with the runway and decided to deviate to the right (west) of the offset Localizer (LLZ) to runway 23. The flight continued towards the runway from a position right of the runway centerline. The flight crew was aiming to land the aircraft at a point between the runway threshold and the touchdown zone.
As the aircraft approached runway 23 it was still in the final right turn over the landing threshold.
The aircraft touched down on runway 23 between the runway threshold and the touchdown zone and to the left of the runway centerline. The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) data indicated that the aircraft was banking more than 11° to the right as the aircraft touched down. At the same time the vertical acceleration was approximately 3.9 G and the rate of descent was greater than 13 feet per second.
The right main landing gear (MLG) shock strut fuse pin sheared and the right MLG collapsed, the aircraft skidded down the runway and departed the runway to the right.
The nose landing gear was separated from the aircraft as the aircraft was entering the unpaved surface. The aircraft came to rest in the rocky area to the right of runway 23.
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Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||Havarikommissionen for Civil Luftfart og Jernbane Langebjergvænget (HCLJ) - Denmark |
|report status: ||PRELIM.|
|report number: ||HCLJ510-000828|
|duration of investigation:||83 days (2.8 months)|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kulusuk Airport to Godthåb/Nuuk Airport as the crow flies is 697 km (436 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.