Serious incident ATR 72-500 (72-212A) S2-AHF, 17 Nov 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Registration: S2-AHF
MSN: 636
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 67
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Saidpur Airport (SPD/VGSD) -   Bangladesh
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dhaka-Shahjalal International Airport (DAC/VGHS)
Destination airport:Saidpur Airport (SPD/VGSD)
Investigating agency: AAIG-BD
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Novoair ATR 72-500, flight VQ967, suffered an incident on landing at Saidpur Airport.
The Pilot Flying (PF) made a normal approach and touched down. Soon after the ground contact of the nose wheel, the aircraft started vibrating severely. The PF controlled the aircraft with brake and rudder. The aircraft was stopped on the runway and both the engines were switched off.
It appeared the nose landing gear had turned 90°.

On further inquiry, it was ascertained that the nose wheel torque link ‘PIN’ (Part No D64724) got separated from the link, which was eventfully found on the right shoulder of the runway, 1900 ft from runway threshold 34. The detached PIN allowed both arms of the torque linkage to move freely.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIG-BD
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

18-Nov-2021 07:00 gerard57 Added
18-Nov-2021 07:07 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2021 11:42 gerard57 Updated [Source]
19-Nov-2021 11:42 gerard57 Updated [[Source]]
27-Nov-2021 14:31 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2022 19:57 harro Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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