ASN Aircraft accident Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant D-IDNG Nuuk Airport (GOH)
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Date:Monday 5 December 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic D28D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant
Registration: D-IDNG
MSN: 4112
First flight: 1972
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nuuk Airport (GOH) (   Greenland)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV/BIRK), Iceland
Destination airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
A Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant, D-IDNG, suffered an accident at Nuuk Airport, Greenland, during a ferry flight to Colombia.
During cruise after 20 minutes of flight, the right engine failed. Attempts to restart the engine were unsuccessful. The pilot diverted to Nuuk. On approach, 100 m from the runway, the aircraft turned sharply to the right into the wind. After the pilot corrected, the aircraft was 130 m to the right of, and parallel to, the runway at a low altitude. The aircraft impacted rocky ground and the right gear was torn off. It then impacted an embankment.

It appeared that the pilot was not certified to undertake this ferry flight. Also, a passenger was in board which was in violation of the provisional airworthiness certificate, which was valid until and including the date of the occurrence.
The reason for the engine failure was not determined. A missing hinge pin in the injector air heating system is suspected. No other malfunctions were found.
It is possible that windshear was present on short finals. The approach speed was approx 10 - 15 kt lower than the approach speed in the flight manual.

Heavy landing
Runway mishap

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Distance from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Goose Bay Airport, NL as the crow flies is 2454 km (1533 miles).

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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