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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Datum:maandag 28 januari 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500)
Operated by:Swiftair
On behalf of:Air Europa
Registratie: EC-LYJ
Constructienummer: 468
Bouwjaar: 1996-01-19 (23 years )
Aantal vlieguren:32100
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 61
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 65
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) (   Spanje)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Valencia Airport (VLC/LEVC), Spanje
Vliegveld van aankomst:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spanje
Air Europa flight 4014, an ATR 72-500, suffered a partial runway excursion during landing rollout on runway 24L at Palma de Mallorca Airport, Spain.
The aircraft departed the right side of the runway and hit one of the runway edge lights. The landing could be completed without further incident and the aircraft rolled on its own to the apron.
The aircraft sustained significant damage to the right side of the fuselage that affected the airframe, the hydraulic system and the landing gear.

Probable Cause:

Causes/Contributing factors:
The investigation has determined that the accident was caused by the loss of control of the aircraft on the ground in conditions close to the maximum demonstrated cross wind limit due to the fact that this maneuver was not performed according to the procedure published by the manufacturer.
The following are considered to be contributing factors:
- The absence of communication between crew members on cross wind landing technique during the approach briefing.
- The surprise and shock effect on the crew produced by the behaviour of the aircraft in the first moments after the landing, which affected negatively their subsequent actions and caused them to react instinctively instead of applying the procedure published by the manufacturer.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: A-004/2019
Download report: Final report


METAR Weather report:
16:00 UTC / 17:00 local time:
LEPA 281600Z 32026G40KT 9999 FEW020 15/05 Q1006 NOSIG

16:30 UTC / 17:30 local time:
LEPA 281630Z 32024G34KT 290V350 9999 FEW020 14/06 Q1007 NOSIG

17:00 UTC / 18:00 local time:
LEPA 281700Z 32024G34KT 9999 FEW020 14/06 Q1007 NOSIG


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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 Valencia Airport en Palma de Mallorca Airport bedraagt 274 km (172 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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