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Last updated: 30 November 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 31 januari 2005
Tijd:11:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-320
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Danish Air Transport
Registratie: OY-JRJ
Constructienummer: 036
Bouwjaar: 1986
Aantal vlieguren:27526
Aantal vluchten:23695
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 22
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 25
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Bergen-Flesland Airport (BGO) (   Noorwegen)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bergen-Flesland Airport (BGO/ENBR), Noorwegen
Vliegveld van aankomst:Florø Airport (FRO/ENFL), Noorwegen
Vluchtnummer: 54
Beschrijving:
An ATR-42 passenger plane sustained minor damage in an accident at Bergen-Flesland Airport (BGO), Norway. There were no injuries among the 22 passengers and three crew members.
Danish Air Transport flight DTR54 was on a scheduled flight from Bergen to Florø (FRO). During takeoff the pilots experienced considerable control problems related to the elevator function. They declared an emergency situation and returned for landing. The landing was accomplished without further incident 7 minutes after takeoff.
After landing it was found that the control problems were caused by the right elevator hanging below the horizontal stabiliser, attached only by the inboard of the three hinges that normally connect the elevator to the stabiliser. A bolt was missing from both the centre and outer hinges. Both of the bolts and one of the nuts that normally should connect the hinge assemblies together were found. One of the bolts was found on the runway, the other inside the elevator.
Investigation indicates that the bolt belonging to the outer hinge assembly fell out during the takeoff in question, while the bolt in the centre hinge assembly had fallen out at an earlier point in time, without being discovered. The report concludes that the self-locking nuts cannot have been tightened with the required torque when the elevator was fitted. This error was most probably introduced after the aircraft was repainted in 1999.

Probable Cause:

Significant investigation results:
The control problems experienced by the crew during take-off and the rest of the flight began when the outboard of the three hinge bolts that attach the right elevator to the stabiliser loosened and fell out. As the centre bolt had fallen out at an earlier point in time without being discovered, the elevator was hanging in place only attached by the inboard hinge.
The self-locking nuts that should hold the centre and outboard hinge bolts in place cannot have been tightened with the required torque.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AIBN
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: 8/2006
Download report: Final report


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photo of ATR-42-320-OY-JRJ
accident date: 31-01-2005
type: ATR 42-320
registration: OY-JRJ
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bergen-Flesland Airport en Florø Airport bedraagt 143 km (89 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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