Serious incident ATR 72-500 (72-212A) EC-LYJ, 19 Feb 2021
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249172
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Time:22:09 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Registration: EC-LYJ
MSN: 468
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA) -   Spain
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA)
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Swiftair flight WT102, an ATR 72-500, registration EC-LYJ, suffered the detachment of the tread of tyre no. 2 of its main landing gear during take-off on runway 24R at Palma de Mallorca Airport.
The aircraft made a scheduled flight between Palma de Mallorca and Madrid, with the two crew members as the only occupants on board.
On arrival at the destination airport, the maintenance service detected the damage and notified the crew, who indicated that they had not noticed the incident.
At Palma de Mallorca Airport, the crew of a flight taking off reported the presence of tyre debris on the runway on Saturday 20 February at 8:07 local time, and the runway was cleaned.
Both occupants were unharmed. The aircraft sustained minor damage and resumed service on 22 February 2021.

Causes/contributing factors
The probable cause of the incident is considered to be the perforation of tyre number 2 on the left main gear by an external object (FOD), which caused the tread to detach.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report
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Revision history:

27-Mar-2021 07:51 harro Added
27-Mar-2021 07:52 harro Updated [Location, Nature, Narrative]
15-Jun-2022 11:00 harro Updated [Nature, Narrative, Accident report]

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