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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Datum:zondag 19 augustus 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:LC Perú
Registratie: N404AV
Constructienummer: 4010
Bouwjaar: 1999
Aantal vlieguren:16542
Aantal vluchten:20011
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 60
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 65
Schade: Groot
Plaats:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) (   Peru)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ayacucho-Coronel FAP Alfredo Mendívil Duarte Airport (AYP/SPHO), Peru
LC Perú Flight 1323, a DHC-8-402Q, performed a forced nose gear-up landing at Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport in Peru after the nose landing gear failed to deploy.
The aircraft operated a domestic service from Lima to Ayacucho. On approach to Ayacucho it appeared that the nose landing gear would not extend. The flight crew elected to return to Lima, where they made a low pass over the airport to get a visual check of the landing gear condition. Ground personnel confirmed visually that the nose gear had not deployed. Minutes later, after burning fuel for safety reasons, a nose gear-up landing was performed on runway 15.

Probable Cause:

Failure of the proximity sensors S11 and S12 of the nose gear (NLG) which did not allow the crew to visualize in the cockpit warning panels (main and alternate) the nose gear indication light "NLG" deployed and secured "DOWNLOCKED" at the time of landing, forcing the crew to extend the landing gear in alternate mode "ALTERNATE GEAR EXTENSION", action that was not completed, so an emergency landing was performed with the nose gear "NLG" retracted "UP".

The limited experience of the maintenance personnel of the FAA FAR 145 repair station of the air services operator LC BUSRE S.A.C. in DHC-8-400 aircraft, which was reflected, at the time of cleaning and
execution of maintenance tasks in the proximity sensors S11 and S12, by not recording in the flight log, the failure and steps followed to solve the nose gear indication problem, before starting the flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAA Peru
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: CIAA-ACCID-013-2018
Download report: Final report



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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 Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport en Ayacucho-Coronel FAP Alfredo Mendívil Duarte Airport bedraagt 339 km (212 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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