Descripción: 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]
CAUSA La causa del accidente fue realizar una aproximación no estabilizada a la pista 30 del aeródromo La Florida, de la ciudad de La Serena, lo que originó que la aeronave impactara la pista con el ala derecha.
FACTORES CONTRIBUYENTES 1 Efectuar la aproximación sin cumplir con los procedimientos establecidos para una aproximación visual indicados en los manuales Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) y Flight Crew Training Manual (FCTM). 2 No haber rehusado la aproximación, al encontrarse la aeronave fuera de los parámetros para una aproximación estabilizada.
CC-CRQ was leased to LAN Argentina, LAN Airlines and PLUNA before moving to Sky Airline in September 2008
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 Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport to La Serena-La Florida Airport as the crow flies is 721 km (451 miles).