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Accident description
Last updated: 16 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 28 February 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Operator:SmartLynx Airlines Estonia
Registration: ES-SAN
C/n / msn: 1213
First flight: 2000-04-12 (17 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Tallinn-Lennart Meri Airport (TLL) (   Estonia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Tallinn-Lennart Meri Airport (TLL/EETN), Estonia
Destination airport:Tallinn-Lennart Meri Airport (TLL/EETN), Estonia
A SmartLynx Estonia Airbus A320-214 suffered a landing accident at Tallinn Airport, Estonia.
At 12:03 hours local time the aircraft departed Tallinn as crew training flight MYX9001. Onboard were a captain-instructor as well as a second pilot, four students and a Civil Aviation Administration inspector.
Numerous circuits and touch-and-goes were performed, including two full stop landings.
During final approach to runway 08 at 17:04, the aircraft stopped responding to flight control inputs. Altitude was lost and the aircraft hit the runway. The engines touched the runway and the
main landing gear doors broke.
The aircraft then managed to gain altitude and the pilots were able to stabilize the aircraft and turn back. Both engines, however, lost power after the turn back to the airport.
An emergency landing was carried out at 17:11, about 150 meters from the runway. The aircraft came to a halt in the snow 15 meters south of the runway.
The flight crew members evacuated the aircraft via the L1 door emergency escape slides.
A video of the incident shows what appears to be a tire rolling away from the aircraft as it came to a stop. Photos from the scene seem to show that one of the nose landing gear tires is missing. Photos also indicate that the ram air turbine (RAT) had been deployed.


» Plane to make emergency landing in Tallinn landed with stopped engines (, 14 March 2018)

METAR Weather report:
14:20 UTC / 16:20 local time:
EETN 281420Z 07011KT 3700 SHSN DRSN SCT009 SCT013CB M12/M15 Q1043 R08/810295 NOSIG

14:50 UTC / 16:50 local time:
EETN 281450Z 07013KT 9000 -SHSN DRSN FEW008 BKN013 FEW015CB M13/M15 Q1043 R08/810295 NOSIG

15:20 UTC / 17:20 local time:
EETN 281520Z 07012KT 9999 -SHSN DRSN FEW008 BKN013 FEW015CB M13/M15 Q1043 R08/490195 NOSIG

15:50 UTC / 17:50 local time:
EETN 281550Z 09011KT 9999 -SN DRSN OVC013 M13/M15 Q1042 R08/490195 NOSIG

16:20 UTC / 18:20 local time:
EETN 281620Z 09010KT 9999 -SN OVC014 M14/M16 Q1042 R08/490195 NOSIG


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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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