Accident
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 18 Juli 2012
Zeit:17:08
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-230
Fluggesellschaft:Sky Airline
Kennzeichen: CC-CRQ
Werknummer: 22135/781
Baujahr: 1981-07-13 (31 years )
Betriebsstunden:61809
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:59143
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 115
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 121
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:La Serena-La Florida Airport (LSC) (   Chile)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF/SCFA), Chile
Flug nach:La Serena-La Florida Airport (LSC/SCSE), Chile
Flugnummer: 101
Unfallbericht:
A Boeing 737-200 passenger jet, operated by Sky Airline, sustained substantial damage to the right hand wing in a landing accident at La Serena-La Florida Airport (LSC), Chile. There were no injuries.
Sky Airline flight SKU-101 departed Antofagasta (ANF) at 15:35 on a domestic flight to La Serena (LSC). The visibility at La Serena was deteriorating but was still reported to be about 6000 m at the time of the approach.
At 16:57 the flight crew contacted the controller at La Serena, reporting 31 nautical miles North of the Serena VOR. They were cleared to carry out a visual approach with a right hand base leg to runway 30. At 17:05 Flight 101 reported to be at 5.4 nautical miles from the Serena VOR. The controller cleared the flight to land on runway 30.
Instead of flying a base leg, the pilot flying made a diagonal approach to runway 30. During final approach, the aircraft was never aligned with the (extended) centreline of the runway.
Over the runway the airplane banked right. The right hand wing tip contacted the runway. The pilot aborted the landing and executed a go around. It appeared that the right hand wing tip was deflected upwards and had sustained substantial damage. There was also some damage to a flap fairing. The crew decided to diverted to Copiapó-Chamonate Airport (CPO) where a safe landing was made at 17:47.

Weather at La Serena about the time of the accident was reported as:
SCSE 182100Z 29007KT 6000 SCT010 BKN013 11/09 Q1012 [17:00 LT / 21:00 UTC: Wind 290 degrees at 7 knots; Visibility: 6000 m; Scattered clouds at 1000 feet AGL, broken clouds at 1300 feet AGL; Temperature: 11°C, Dewpoint: 9°C; Pressure 1012 mb]
SCSE 182200Z 29007KT 3000 VCFG SCT004 OVC006 10/09 Q1013 [18:00 LT / 22:00 UTC: Wind 290 degrees at 7 knots; Visibility: 3000 m with fog in vicinity; Scattered clouds at 400 feet AGL, broken clouds at 600 feet AGL; Temperature: 10°C, Dewpoint: 9°C; Pressure 1013 mb]


Cause (translated from Spanish):
The cause of the accident was an unstabilized approach to runway 30 at the aerodrome of Florida, in the city of La Serena, which meant that the aircraft impacted the runway with the right wing.

Contributing factors:
1. Performing an approach without complying with the procedures for a visual approach indicated in the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) and Flight Crew Training Manual (FCTM).
2. Not having aborted the approach, finding the aircraft outside the parameters for a stabilized approach.

Informationsquelle:
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Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: DGAC Chile
report status: Final
report number: Accidente 1628
report released:10-JAN-2013
duration of investigation:176 days (5.9 months)
download report: Final report (DGAC Chile Accidente 1628)

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CC-CRQ was leased to LAN Argentina, LAN Airlines and PLUNA before moving to Sky Airline in September 2008
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Distance from Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport to La Serena-La Florida Airport as the crow flies is 721 km (451 miles).

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