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Date:Monday 25 February 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada EO-5C (DHC-7-102)
Operator:United States Army
Registration: N89068
MSN: 88
First flight: 1982
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pyongtaek-Desiderio AAF (   South Korea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pyongtaek-Desiderio AAF (RKSG), South Korea
Destination airport:Pyongtaek-Desiderio AAF (RKSG), South Korea
Narrative:
The EO-5C aircraft, assigned to the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade of the U.S. Army, suffered a hard landing at Pyongtaek-Desiderio Army Airfield in South Korea. The right-hand main landing gear collapsed causing propellers on engines no.1 and 2 to be damaged.
The EO-5C is a DHC-7, modified as a low profile intelligence aircraft. It provides day and night, near all-weather, near real-time airborne communications and imagery intelligence collection and designated area surveillance.

Classification:
Heavy landing
Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

Sources:
» stripes.com
» dash7world.com


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