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Last updated: 16 May 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 25 marzo 2016
Hora:16:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic E190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW)
Operador:JetBlue Airways
Registración: N273JB
Numéro de série: 19000073
Año de Construcción: 2007
Motores: 2 General Electric CF34-10E6
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 97
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) (   Bahamas)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Washington-Ronald Reagan National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Número de Vuelo:29
Descripción:
The Embraer ERJ-190AR operated by JetBlue as flight 29 from Washington, DC, USA, experienced an inflight landing gear anomaly and subsequent landing with the nose gear retracted on runway 14 at Lynden Pindling International Airport (MYNN), Nassau.
After selecting the gear down, the pilots noticed that the nose landing gear was not fully extended and performed a go-around. Numerous attempts were made to lower the gear as per emergency checklist. The decision was then made by the flight crew to land the aircraft in the configuration that it was jammed in. The aircraft slid down runway 14 coming to rest on the center line near intersection Bravo. The nearby awaiting fire trucks foamed the aircraft and its underbelly to prevent any post-crash fire.

Probable Cause:

Conclusion
The Air Accident Investigation Department has determined the probable cause of this accident to be system component failure or malfunction within the nose landing gear operating system. Analysis conducted uncovered that the nose gear was not centered during its transit to the down position, causing the gear to become jammed and never fully extended.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: AAID Bahamas
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: AO-16-001208
Download report: Summary report


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Distance from Washington-Ronald Reagan National Airport, DC to Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport as the crow flies is 1526 km (954 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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