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Last updated: 25 November 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 20 avril 2007
Heure:17:08
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301
Compagnie:Bahamasair
Immatriculation: C6-BFN
Numéro de série: 159
Année de Fabrication: 1989
Heures de vol:29570
Cycles:52653
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 48
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 51
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB) (   Bahamas)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Aéroport de destination:Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB/MYEM), Bahamas
Numéro de vol: 353
Détails:
A de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301 passenger plane, operating as Bahamasair flight UP-353, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB), Bahamas. There were no injuries among the 51 occupants.
The airplane landed on runway 15 at Governor's Harbour following a flight from Nassau. On touchdown the left hand main landing gear separated. The airplane skidded and came to rest on the runway.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause:
Probable Cause has been determined as an over-center Torque Link condition that culminated in a single cycle failure of the cylinder. The over center torque links condition occur as a result of the over extension of the shock strut.

Possible Contributory factors to the over extension of the shock strut includes:
Possible Cause for Loss of Damping
- The failure to install the dampening ring when the landing gear was assembled.
- Improper servicing of the landing gear shock strut with Mil-H-5606 hydraulic fluid plus nitrogen during initial assembly.
- Improper servicing of landing gear shock strut during line maintenance and inadequate post servicing follow up per AMM Chapter 12. See attached report Appendix A-30 From Bombardier
- Under-serviced shock strut (low oil volume)
- A broken damper ring
- No damper ring
- Disengaged damper ring

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: DCA Bahamas
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 136 days (5 months)
Accident number: A0723266
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Probe Continues Into Crash Landing In Eleuthera (The Bahama Journal, 10-5-2007)


Photos

photo of DHC-8-301-C6-BFN
accident date: 20-04-2007
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301
registration: C6-BFN
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport et Governor's Harbour Airport est de 117 km (73 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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