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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 16 Oktober 2002
Zeit:18:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-200
Fluggesellschaft:LGW Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter
Kennzeichen: D-IKBA
Werknummer: 8066
Baujahr: 1986
Betriebsstunden:12240
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-5-252D
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 20
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Paderborn-Lippstadt (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Deutschland
Flug nach:Dortmund Airport (DTM/EDLW), Deutschland
Flugnummer: 615
Unfallbericht:
LGW flight 615 departed Leipzig for Dortmund. While climbing through FL80 at an indicated airspeed of 175 knots, the plane suddenly started to swing. The crew contacted Bremen Radar and reported that they had a rudder failure. They reduced the speed to 120 knots upon which the swinging stopped. The crew decided to divert to Paderborn-Lippstadt and were cleared for a straight-in approach to runway 24. The aircraft landed safely at 18:40. On the ground it appeared that the metal sheeting of the rudder had separated completely on both sides of the rudder. The rudder had just recently been fitted with new sheeting, which had been done without using the guidelines issued by the manufacturer.

Probable Cause:

Der Unfall ist darauf zurückzuführen, dass bei der Wiederbespannung nicht die hierfür vom Luftfahrzeughersteller herausgegebenen Verfahrsenvorschriften angwendet wurden und die Massnahme unkorrekt bzw. nicht mit der notwendigen Sorgfalt durchgeführt wurde.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: BFU 3X258-0/02
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Leipzig Airport to Dortmund Airport as the crow flies is 318 km (199 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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