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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:zondag 26 juli 1998
Tijd:23:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Legion Express
Registratie: N564LE
Constructienummer: 564
Bouwjaar: 1967
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Keflavík International Airport (KEF) (   IJsland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF), IJsland
Beschrijving:
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.

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Foto's

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

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Aberdeen-Dyce Airport en Keflavík International Airport bedraagt 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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