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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140258
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CRJ2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-200PF
Owner/operator:West Air Sweden
Registration: SE-DUY
C/n / msn: 7023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Svalbard-Longyearbyen Airport (LYR/ENSB) -   Norway
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tromsø/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC)
Destination airport:Svalbard-Longyearbyen Airport (LYR/ENSB)
A CRJ-200PF cargo plane suffered a serious runway excursion incident upon landing at Svalbard-Longyearbyen Airport (LYR/ENSB), Norway.
En route to Longyearbyen the crew were told by ATC to expect a runway 28 approach and landing. Braking effect in the landing direction was 4-3-2 (medium/good - medium - medium/poor), with sandy ice. The wind was stated to be 190º at 09 kts with maximum winds of 17 kts. The crosswind limits for these braking conditions were 25-15-10 kts, per the company Operations Manual.
At 12:30, the last update of the wind given (about one minute before landing). It was reported to be 190º at 10 kts with maximum winds of 18 kts varying in direction between 150 and 260 degrees.
The aircraft was configured with full flaps. Approach Speed ​​(Vref) was estimated to be 142 kt. On short final the airplane dropped below the glide path but this was corrected. The airplane touched down 500m down the runway. Reverse thrust was applied and the airplane decelerated normally until about a speed of 60 knots. The airplane drifted to the right, which was countered by the pilot. The plane then drifted to the left and continued off the side of the runway at an approx. 35 kt ground speed. It contacted the PAPI light installation before coming to rest after rotating around 160 degrees.

It was determined that the airplane landed far down the runway, entering a runway area (the last third) with the lowest friction. The safety margins of this landing at Longyearbyen were too small. Under the current conditions with sandy ice, freezing and high humidity, the deviation between the measured friction and aircraft braking effect could be large. A crosswind component up to the maximum can thus actually be above the be permitted.




Photo of SE-DUY courtesy

Svalbard / Longyear (ENSB / LYR)
9 June 2016; (c) Kas van Zonneveld

Revision history:

07-Dec-2011 12:37 harro Added
07-Dec-2011 12:59 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
07-Dec-2011 13:09 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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