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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Datum:vrijdag 20 april 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301
Registratie: C6-BFN
Constructienummer: 159
Bouwjaar: 1989
Aantal vlieguren:29570
Aantal vluchten:52653
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 48
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 51
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB) (   Bahamas)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Vliegveld van aankomst:Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB/MYEM), Bahamas
Vluchtnummer: 353
A de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301 passenger plane, operating as Bahamasair flight UP-353, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB), Bahamas. There were no injuries among the 51 occupants.
The airplane landed on runway 15 at Governor's Harbour following a flight from Nassau. On touchdown the left hand main landing gear separated. The airplane skidded and came to rest on the runway.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause:
Probable Cause has been determined as an over-center Torque Link condition that culminated in a single cycle failure of the cylinder. The over center torque links condition occur as a result of the over extension of the shock strut.

Possible Contributory factors to the over extension of the shock strut includes:
Possible Cause for Loss of Damping
- The failure to install the dampening ring when the landing gear was assembled.
- Improper servicing of the landing gear shock strut with Mil-H-5606 hydraulic fluid plus nitrogen during initial assembly.
- Improper servicing of landing gear shock strut during line maintenance and inadequate post servicing follow up per AMM Chapter 12. See attached report Appendix A-30 From Bombardier
- Under-serviced shock strut (low oil volume)
- A broken damper ring
- No damper ring
- Disengaged damper ring

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DCA Bahamas
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 136 days (5 months)
Accident number: A0723266
Download report: Final report

» Probe Continues Into Crash Landing In Eleuthera (The Bahama Journal, 10-5-2007)


photo of DHC-8-301-C6-BFN
accident date: 20-04-2007
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301
registration: C6-BFN

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 Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport en Governor's Harbour Airport bedraagt 117 km (73 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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