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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70417
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500RF
Owner/operator:Expo Aviation
Registration: 4R-MRA
C/n / msn: 10642
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Colombo-Ratmalana -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Colombo-Ratmalana
Destination airport:Jaffan
Investigating agency: DCA Sri Lanka
The Expo Aviation flight EXV711 which departed Colombo Airport, Ratmalana on a domestic passenger flight to Palali Airport , Jaffna had an engine fire warning at an altitude of 200 ft. on take off. The aircraft landed back at the departure airport.
The aircraft did not suffer serious damages. Accessory Gear Box Drive Shaft of No. 1 engine was observed damaged at the engine end. After the passengers and crew disembarked safely, the aircraft was parked in the parking apron after been subjected to an inspection.
Probable Causes: The probable cause is the AGB Drive Shaft shearing from the bearings of its universal joint at the engine end and loosening at the gear box end causing damage to the outer casings of combustion can No. l, leaking hot air. This resulted in a loss of power and auto feathering.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DCA Sri Lanka
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Dec-2009 11:03 harro Added

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