ASN Aircraft accident ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) 5R-MJE Antananarivo-Ivato Airport (TNR)
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Date:Saturday 26 December 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500)
Operator:Air Madagascar
Registration: 5R-MJE
MSN: 694
First flight: 2005
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Antananarivo-Ivato Airport (TNR) (   Madagascar)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mahajanga-Amborovy Airport (MJN/FMNM), Madagascar
Destination airport:Antananarivo-Ivato Airport (TNR/FMMI), Madagascar
An ATR 72-500, operated by Air Madagascar, sustained substantial damage in a hard landing accident at Antananarivo-Ivato Airport (TNR), Madagascar.
The aircraft bounced after a hard landing on runway 11 at Ivato Airport. The left nose wheel then gave way, causing the nose gear axle to contact the runway. The aircraft stopped 700 meters after touchdown.

At the time of the accident a thunderstorm was passing the airport.

Heavy landing
Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

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METAR Weather report:
16:00 UTC / 19:00 local time:
METAR FMMI 261600Z 05007KT 6000 TSRA FEW010 BKN017CB 20/20 Q1019 TEMPO 3000

16:24 UTC / 19:24 local time:
SPECI FMMI 261624Z 07002KT 3500 TSRA FEW010 BKN017CB 19/19 Q1019 TEMPO 3000
Wind 070 at 2 kts; visibility 3500 m in thunderstorms and rain; few clouds at 1000 feet, broken cumulonimbus clouds at 1700 feet, temperature 19°C, dew point 19°C; QNH 1019 mb

16:30 UTC / 19:30 local time:
METAR FMMI 261630Z 08006KT 3500 TSRA FEW010 BKN017CB 19/19 Q1019 WS ALL RWY TEMPO 3000

17:00 UTC / 20:00 local time:
METAR FMMI 261700Z 10009KT 4000 TSRA FEW010 SCT017CB BKN020 19/19 Q1019 WS ALL RWY TEMPO 3000


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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 Mahajanga-Amborovy Airport to Antananarivo-Ivato Airport as the crow flies is 367 km (229 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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