ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 VT-SUC Jabalpur Airport (JLR)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 4 December 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Registration: VT-SUC
MSN: 4377
First flight: 2011-07-13 (4 years 5 months)
Total airframe hrs:11928
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 53
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jabalpur Airport (JLR) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Destination airport:Jabalpur Airport (JLR/VAJB), India
A DHC-8-400 operated by SpiceJet sustained damage in a landing accident at Jabalpur Airport (JLR), India.
The aircraft took-off from Mumbai for Jabalpur at around 12:00 UTC. The enroute part of the flight was uneventful. ATC Jabalpur cleared the aircraft for landing on runway 06. The aircraft landed on runway 06 and a few seconds after touch down at around 13:52 UTC the aircraft hit wild boars on the runway. One of the wild boars impacted the left hand main landing gear, causing it to collapse. The aircraft started drifting towards left of the runway. Thereafter the aircraft exited the runway on the left side and entered into soft ground. All the passengers were evacuated safely from the right hand side. There was no injury to any
of the occupants and there was no fire.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause of the accident: "The aircraft during its landing roll had a wild life (Wild Boars) strike on the runway, resulting in collapse of left main landing gear and subsequently the aircraft veered to the left of the runway.
Contributory factor:
The presence of wild life in the operational area and the runway was due to several breaches in the boundary wall."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

Collision with person or animal on the ground
Landing gear collapse
Runway excursion (veer-off)

Follow-up / safety actions

AAIB India issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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photo of DHC-8-402Q-Dash-8-VT-SUC
accident date: 04-12-2015
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
registration: VT-SUC
photo of DHC-8-402Q-Dash-8-VT-SUC
accident date: 04-12-2015
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
registration: VT-SUC

Video, social media

SpiceJet Q-400, VT-SUC, operating SpiceJet flight SG 2458, Mumbai to Jabalpur upon landing hit a herd of wild boars that...

Posted by FlySpiceJet on Friday, 4 December 2015

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Jabalpur Airport as the crow flies is 868 km (542 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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