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Last updated: 26 September 2018
Date:Thursday 6 March 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-300
Operating for:Minerva Airlines
Leased from:Air Industria
Registration: I-ATRF
C/n / msn: 034
First flight: 1986
Total airframe hrs:27472
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) (   Italy)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy
Destination airport:Rimini-Miramare Airport (RMI/LIPR), Italy
Flightnumber: 406
After startup the ATR-42 taxied to intersection BB for a runway 25 departure. The engines were running at approx 70% torque, prior to brake release, when the swinging lever of the left hand main gear failed.
After the mishap, the aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored at Fiumicino until it was bought for spares by Dart Aviation in 2005.

Probable Cause:

CAUSA INCIDENTE: "Alla luce di quanto evidenziato si ritiene di poter identificare la causa dell' incidente nella rottura della swinging lever (SL) del carello di atterraggio sinistro. La SL `e l'organo di collegamento tra la struttura del carello e la ruota - fattore tecnico"

» ANSV N.A/9/04


photo of ATR ATR-42-300 I-ATRF
The ATR was later transferred to Alitalia and sold to Air Industria
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Rimini-Miramare Airport as the crow flies is 246 km (154 miles).

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