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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209909
 
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Date:24-APR-2018
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC90 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Aero Commander 690B
Owner/operator:Talofa Airways Ltd
Registration: 5W-JMJ
MSN: 11411
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Faleolo International Airport (APW/NSFA), Upolu -   Samoa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Apia-Fagali'i Airport (FGI/NSFI)
Destination airport:Pago Pago International Airport (PPG/NSTU)
Narrative:
The aircraft had taken off from Faleolo on a scheduled service to Pago Pago, when smoke was noticed coming from from one of the engines. The aircraft returned to Faleolo and landed safely. There were no injuries to anyone on board. It is thought that the brakes overheated and burned.

Following this incident, Samoa's Civil Aviation Authority suspended services until an expert from NZ arrived to investigate the incident.

A Talofa Airways Ltd Aero Commander aircraft damaged its front and back wheels after landing at American Samoa's Pago Pago International Airport on Friday 12 January 2018. It's suspected that there was a fault with the plane's hydraulics. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=204274


Sources:

1. https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/356019/engine-trouble-led-to-talofa-airways-suspension
2. https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/355983/talofa-airways-flights-suspended
3. samoanews.com - 24 April 2018, 27 April 2018.
4. www.austairdata.com.au/component/rsdirectory/entry/view/41323-5w-jmj-1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Apr-2018 12:46 gerard57 Added
26-Apr-2018 15:08 penu Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2018 20:12 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
16-Jul-2020 01:14 Ron Averes Updated [Country]
16-Jul-2020 02:17 Ron Averes Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-Nov-2021 00:26 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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