Runway excursion Accident ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) EC-LYJ,
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Date:Monday 28 January 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500)
Owner/operator:Air Europa
Registration: EC-LYJ
MSN: 468
Year of manufacture:1996
Total airframe hrs:32100 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 65
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Valencia Airport (VLC/LEVC)
Destination airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Air Europa flight 4014, an ATR 72-500, suffered a partial runway excursion during landing rollout on runway 24L at Palma de Mallorca Airport, Spain.
The aircraft departed the right side of the runway and hit one of the runway edge lights. The landing could be completed without further incident and the aircraft rolled on its own to the apron.
The aircraft sustained significant damage to the right side of the fuselage that affected the airframe, the hydraulic system and the landing gear.

Causes/Contributing factors:
The investigation has determined that the accident was caused by the loss of control of the aircraft on the ground in conditions close to the maximum demonstrated cross wind limit due to the fact that this maneuver was not performed according to the procedure published by the manufacturer.
The following are considered to be contributing factors:
- The absence of communication between crew members on cross wind landing technique during the approach briefing.
- The surprise and shock effect on the crew produced by the behaviour of the aircraft in the first moments after the landing, which affected negatively their subsequent actions and caused them to react instinctively instead of applying the procedure published by the manufacturer.


16:00 UTC / 17:00 local time:
LEPA 281600Z 32026G40KT 9999 FEW020 15/05 Q1006 NOSIG

16:30 UTC / 17:30 local time:
LEPA 281630Z 32024G34KT 290V350 9999 FEW020 14/06 Q1007 NOSIG

17:00 UTC / 18:00 local time:
LEPA 281700Z 32024G34KT 9999 FEW020 14/06 Q1007 NOSIG

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Report number: A-004/2019
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report




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