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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Thursday 24 July 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-110
Operator:Leeward Islands Air Transport - LIAT
Registration: V2-LCY
MSN: 035
First flight: 1986-04-22 (3 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport (SKB) (   St. Kitts and Nevis)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport (SKB/TKPK), St. Kitts and Nevis
Destination airport:?
The DHC-8 sustained substantial damage when the right main landing gear collapsed at Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport (SKB).
The aircraft was taxying for departure at the time. The right propeller to struck the taxiway and shrapnel from the blades penetrated the fuselage.

Landing gear collapse
Damaged on the ground

» Flight International 16-8-1986 p.5
» Flight International 23-8-1986 p.5

Follow-up / safety actions

TC issued 1 Airworthiness Directive

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