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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 2 February 2015
Time:07:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS41 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 4100 Jetstream 41
Operator:Sky Express
Registration: SX-DIA
C/n / msn: 41075
First flight: 1995-10-13 (19 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-14
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport (RHO) (   Greece)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Heraklion Airport (HER/LGIR), Greece
Destination airport:Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport (RHO/LGRP), Greece
Flightnumber:GQ100
Narrative:
A BAe Jetstream 41 passenger plane, registered SX-DIA, sustained substantial damage in a hard landing accident at Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport (RHO), Greece.
Sky Express flight GQ100 arrived at Rhodes after a domestic flight from Heraklion. At 07:20 hours local time, about 15 minutes before landing, winds were reported to be from 120 degrees at 16 knots, gusting to 34. Upon landing on runway 07 at 07:36 hours, the left hand main gear folded rearwards. The aircraft swerved to the left hand side of the runway.
About fifteen minutes after the accidents wind gusts of up to 47 knots were registered.

The Rhodes AIP states: "Pilots landing or taking off at RODOS/ DIAGORAS Airport should exercise extreme caution when South or SouthEast (S-SE) winds of more than 15 Kts prevail, as moderate or severe turbulence and wind shear may be encountered on the final approach and/or initial climb out areas (mainly of RWY 07)."

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Sources:
» naftemporiki.gr

METAR Weather report:
05:20 UTC / 07:20 local time:
LGRP 020520Z 12016G34KT 060V180 9999 FEW010 SCT018 17/13 Q1007 WS R07 WS R25 NOSIG

05:50 UTC / 07:50 local time:
LGRP 020550Z VRB17G47KT 9999 FEW010 SCT018 17/13 Q1007 WS ALL RWY NOSIG


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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 Heraklion Airport to Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport as the crow flies is 285 km (178 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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