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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230822
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Time:c 11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bombardier BD-100 Challenger 350
Owner/operator:VistaJet Malta
Registration: 9H-VCJ
MSN: 20560
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Dublin Airport (EIDW) -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Riga International Airport (RIX/EVRA)
Destination airport:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW)
Investigating agency: AAIU
The aircraft was on a flight from Riga Airport (EVRA), Latvia, to Dublin Airport (EIDW), Ireland. The flight was uneventful until the aircraft began its final approach into Dublin, at which point the Flight Crew received a warning of a spoiler fault. They carried out the appropriate checklist, which included an increase of 8 kts to the final approach speed. However, at this speed, and with landing flap selected, the Commander, who was Pilot Flying (PF), experienced difficulties controlling the aircraft in roll. The Commander further increased the approach airspeed, which improved controllability, and the aircraft landed normally. There were no injuries.

Probable Cause:
Roll control difficulties experienced during approach, resulting from a right outboard MFS which deployed uncommanded, most likely due to a
wiring/connector continuity issue, and then remained at seven degrees.
Contributory Cause:
QRH guidance available at the time of the occurrence, for approach speed and flap selection following a Multi-Function Spoiler Fault, did not account for a spoiler remaining extended at an intermediate position.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 10 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of 9H-VCJ courtesy

London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)
15 November 2021; (c) Dean Gibbs

Revision history:

23-Nov-2019 12:57 harro Added
23-Nov-2019 12:57 harro Updated [Aircraft type]

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