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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Datum:woensdag 16 oktober 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:LGW Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter
Registratie: D-IKBA
Constructienummer: 8066
Bouwjaar: 1986
Aantal vlieguren:12240
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-5-252D
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Paderborn-Lippstadt (   Duitsland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dortmund Airport (DTM/EDLW), Duitsland
Vluchtnummer: 615
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:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident is due to the fact that the procedure instructions issued by the aircraft manufacturer were not applied during the sheeting of the rudder and the measure was not carried out correctly or with the necessary care."

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


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Leipzig Airport en Dortmund Airport bedraagt 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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