Gear-up landing Incident Yakovlev Yak-52TW YR-UAA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17663
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Date:Thursday 1 May 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak-52TW
Registration: YR-UAA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Aurel Vlaicu Airport, Bucharest -   Romania
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tuzla (LRTZ), Constanta
Destination airport:Bucuresti Baneasa (LRBS/BBU)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On the evening of the 1st May 2008, the traffic on the Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, Bucharest's older and smaller airport, was stopped because of a belly landing of a Yakovlev Yak-52 plane that was coming from the small village of Tuzla, Constanţa (near the Black Sea). The plane had Dan Ştefănescu, a Blue Air Company, the plane owner, in the back seat and Laurenţiu Stan, a private pilot, in the front seat. All the sources reported a failure of the landing gear, with the notable exception of the ProTV, which claimed that the pilot forgot (!) to lower the landing gear! A single incoming flight was diverted to the OTP airport because of this incident.



Revision history:

04-May-2008 07:32 Vlad Added
10-Mar-2011 10:19 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
08-Aug-2013 10:46 oveechobee Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage]
07-Oct-2013 19:19 TB Updated [Aircraft type]

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