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Accident description
Last updated: 17 November 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 28 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Operator:Iberia
Registration: EC-BVC
C/n / msn: 11023
First flight: 1970-07-28 (2 years 5 months)
Total airframe hrs:7634
Cycles:6447
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bilbao Airport (BIO) (   Spain)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bilbao Airport (BIO/LEBB), Spain
Narrative:
A Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000, EC-BVC, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Bilbao Airport (BIO), Spain.
The crew had received a flap asymmetry warning and conducted a flapless landing with tailwind and heavy rain. The airplane touched down late with high speed. It aquaplaned and overran the flooded runway into rough terrain.
The nose gear and right hand main gear were torn off. The fuselage was broken in three pieces.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: Late touchdown on a wet runway, failure to extend lift dumpers and not taking into account the tailwind component.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Jan F. Homma (E-mail 19-2-2012)
» Willem Wendt


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