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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192117
Last updated: 5 May 2021
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Time:06:12 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-202
Owner/operator:Danish Air Transport (DAT)
Registration: OY-LHA
MSN: 508
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Bornholm-Rønne Airport (RNN/EKRN) -   Denmark
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bornholm-Rønne Airport (RNN/EKRN)
Destination airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH) [OY]
Investigating agency: HCLJ Denmark
Danish Air Transport flight DX31, an ATR 72-202, took off from Bornholm-Rønne Airport, Denmark at 06:10 hours local time.
One minute after take-off, the crew sensed smoke in the cockpit. The smoke intensity increased and the crew received a low oil pressure warning on engine no.1 (left) in combination with a torque loss of 30%. The cockpit crew donned their oxygen masks and shut down the engine. The crew declared an emergency to ATC due to smoke in cockpit and cabin, and requested an immediate return. The ATCO cleared them for a direct landing and after another four minutes the aircraft landed on runway 11, stopped on the runway and evacuated all 14 passengers and the crew without any injuries.
There was no controllability problems or other technical issues with the aircraft.
One cabin crew had put on her smoke hood, while the other cabin crew attempted to open the smoke hood bag without success. An AIB pull test revealed that 19.03 kg of pull was needed to tear open the protective bag. Opening of a protective breathing equipment (PBE) protective bag was not directly specified as a requirement in neither initial
nor recurrent cabin crew PBE training requirements.
It also appeared that neither cabin crew nor passengers heard the passenger address (PA) announcements made by
the left hand seated pilot. A subsequent test of the interphone/PA system did not reveal any faults.

1. Engine no. 1 seized approximately one minute after take-off, most likely due to the failure of the bearing no. 2.
2. The CA 1 was unable to open her PBE protective bag.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: HCLJ Denmark
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

25 Jan 2016 OY-LHA Danish Air Transport (DAT) 0 Karup Airport (KRP/EKKA) min


Photo of OY-LHA courtesy

Copenhagen - Kastrup (EKCH / CPH)
24 August 2016; (c) Kjell

Revision history:

22-Dec-2016 13:20 harro Added
22-Dec-2016 13:20 harro Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage]
05-Mar-2018 19:14 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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