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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Status:Offizieller Zwischenbericht
Datum:Sonntag 26 Juli 1998
Zeit:23:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Fluggesellschaft:Legion Express
Kennzeichen: N564LE
Werknummer: 564
Baujahr: 1967
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Keflavík International Airport (KEF) (   Island)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Island
Unfallbericht:
On final approach, when the landing gears were extended, the crew heard loud cracking noise. The landing was aborted and the aircraft passed the tower for visual inspection and one of the crew went to the cabin for visual check of the landing gears where he observed that the right landing gear lock strut rear member had broken loose from the side member assembly and was hanging down. Upon touchdown the gear folded up and the aircraft right propeller, wing tip and bottom of the fuselage touched ground and the aircraft went off the runway in a gentle right turn. The fuselage bottom skin and frame structure sustained extensive damage and the right wing tip, propeller blades, lock strut assembly and drag strut were destroyed.

The aircraft operated on a ferry flight from Billund in Denmark to Opa-Locka, Florida, USA, with en route stops at among others Aberdeen and Keflavík.

Probable Cause:

Preliminary investigation revealed that no lubricant was found in the lock strut hinge pin that should normally be packed with grease.

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of Fairchild-FH-227B-OY-EBB
accident date: 26-07-1998
type: Fairchild FH-227B
registration: OY-EBB
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Aberdeen-Dyce Airport to Keflavík International Airport as the crow flies is 1326 km (829 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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