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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201135
Last updated: 22 April 2019
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Time:c. 13:30
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: G-JEDU
C/n / msn: 4089
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 57
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Belfast International Airport, Aldergrove, Belfast (BFS/EGAA) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belfast City Airport (BHD/EGAC)
Destination airport:Inverness Airport (INV/EGPE)
Flybe flight BE331 diverted to Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland. The aircraft, a DHC-8-400, landed there with the nose landing gear retracted. The flight departed Belfast City Airport about 11:20 UTC, bound for Inverness.

The crew stopped the climb at 4,000 feet reporting problems with their nose gear. The aircraft entered a holding pattern, while the crew was troubleshooting the problem, but they were unable to resolve the problem, the nose gear remained in an unsafe position (partly retracted) and could not be extended again. The crew decided to divert to Belfast's Aldergrove International Airport, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 25 about 2:05 hours after departure coming to a stop on its main gear and the nose. One person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, the aircraft received substantial damage.

In a statement FlyBe said "Flybe can confirm that one passenger was taken to hospital with a minor hand injury following an incident involving one of our aircraft this afternoon... There are no further reports of any other passenger or crew injuries. There were 52 passengers plus one infant on board and four crew members."

According to ground observers the aircraft's nose gear doors were open, however, the nose gear could not be seen obviously remaining locked up in the nose wheel well. On November 14th 2017 the AAIB reported that the nose gear failed to extend. The occurrence is being investigated by the AAIB.




Photo of G-JEDU courtesy

Glasgow - International (EGPF / GLA)
2 April 2017; (c) Lewis Grant

Revision history:

10-Nov-2017 14:48 gerard57 Added
10-Nov-2017 14:50 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Nov-2017 14:52 harro Updated [Time, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Nov-2017 14:52 harro Updated [Date, Embed code]
10-Nov-2017 15:48 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2017 16:32 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
10-Nov-2017 20:04 ryan Updated [Source, Embed code, Damage]
10-Nov-2017 20:04 harro Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Mar-2018 17:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 21:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]

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