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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 24 septiembre 2016
Hora:21:34
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DH8B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202Q Dash 8
Operator:CommutAir
On behalf of:United Express
Registración: N366PH
Numéro de série: 510
Año de Construcción: 1998-02-20 (18 years 7 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:36309
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 21
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 24
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:UA4919
Descripción:
United Express flight 4919, operated by CommutAir using a DHC-8-200, made a nosegear-up landing at Washington-Dulles International Airport, USA.
The aircraft operated on a domestic flight from Albany, New York. On final approach to Dulles runway 01R the crew executed a go around, reporting a gear problem. The aircraft climbed to 3000 feet and entered a holding pattern to the south of the airport for about 35 minutes. The crew then performed a low pass over runway 01C to have the gear checked from the ground. The nose landing gear appeared to be retracted with the gear doors open.
The flight finally landed at 21:34 on runway 01R with the nose gear retracted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Incorrect installation of the frangible towing fuse that prevented the nose landing gear from extending."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: DCA16CA226
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Albany Airport, NY to Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC as the crow flies is 519 km (324 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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