|Title:||Landing gear failure on landing, Accident of aircraft Fokker MK-100, registration I-ALPL, at Barcelona Airport (Barcelona), on 7 November 1999|
|Micro summary:||On landing, a shimmy leads to gear failure and an evacuation.|
|Event Time:||1999-11-07 at 1355 UTC|
|Publishing Agency:||Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC)|
|Site of event:||Landing Barcelona, Runway 25|
|Departure:||Marco Polo International Airport, Venice, Italy|
|Destination:||Barcelona International Airport, El Prat de Llobregat, Spain|
|Airplane Type(s):||Fokker F-100|
|Operator(s):||Air Dolomiti (Alpi Eagles)|
|Type of flight:||Revenue|
|Executive Summary:||The aircraft Fokker MK-100, registration I-ALPL, operated by Alpi Eagles on behalf of Air Dolomiti, landed in Barcelona on 7 November 1999 at 13:55 UTC. It was making a commercial flight, DLA 2708, from Venice to Barcelona with a crew of five and 39 passengers on board.|
Moments after the first contact of the wheels on touchdown on runway 25, the right-hand landing gear suffered a phenomenon of shimmy vibration, of divergent amplitude, which in a few seconds caused the breakage of the main fitting of the right-hand main landing gear (RH-MLG).
The vibration was not damped, due to the low damping capacity of the shimmy damper caused by a defect of the component.
After RH-MLG failure, the aircraft leaned to the right dragging the right hand wing tip and flap over the runway surface. It run about 1,000 m over the paved surface crushing several runway edge lights, until it came to a halt in a grassy patch between two taxiways 100 m to the right of the runway centre line.
The crew and passengers evacuated the aircraft in an orderly manner via the evacuation slide of the forward right-hand service/emergency door. No fire was caused.
The aircraft suffered considerable damage to the wing and the cowlings of the right-hand engine, and also to the doors of the right-hand main landing gear leg.
|Learning Keywords:||Operations - Evacuation|
|Operations - Runway Excursion|
|Operations - Upset - Uncommanded or excessive Yaw|
|Operations - Wing Strike With Ground|
|Systems - Landing Gear|
|Systems - Landing Gear - MLG Collapse|
|Consequence - Damage - Airframe or fuselage|
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