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Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:dimanche 26 juillet 1998
Heure:23:55
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Compagnie:Legion Express
Immatriculation: N564LE
Numéro de série: 564
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Keflavík International Airport (KEF) (   Islande)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Islande
Détails:
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.

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

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

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Aberdeen-Dyce Airport et Keflavík International Airport est de 1326 km (829 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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