Event Details

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
File Name:1999-11-07-ES.pdf
Publishing Agency:Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC)
Publishing Country:Spain
Report number:A-068/1999
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
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):Air Dolomiti (Alpi Eagles)
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:
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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