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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236124
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Time:12:43 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E
Owner/operator:Van Air Europe, opf Trade Air
Registration: OK-LAZ
MSN: 902504
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Dubrovnik Airport (LDDU) -   Croatia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Split Airport (SPU/LDSP)
Destination airport:Dubrovnik Airport (DBV/LDDU)
Investigating agency: AIN Croatia
At 11:00 hours the L-410 aircraft departed from Split Airport (LDSP) to Dubrovnik Airport (LDDU), under flight number C3821, in accordance with IFR flight rules. The crew decided to perform a visual approach considering visibility to be good. During the approach, the first officer informed the captain of the aircraft, who operated the aircraft, that vehicles were located on the runway. The commander continued the landing, and the aircraft landed on the closed portion of the runway where construction works were being performed.
At the time of the serious incident, three crew members and seven passengers were on board the aircraft, none of whom were injured, and no material damage occurred.

The reconstruction works of runway 12/30 at Dubrovnik Airport had started in the beginning of November 2018. Phase II was in force on the day of the serious incident and was was activated on 25 November 2018 by NOTAM, referring to a detailed description in the AIP. The threshold of runway 12 was displaced by about 1500 meters.

Immediate cause:
The immediate cause of the serious incident in question was failure to identify the active portion of the runway and the closed portion of the runway by the commander of the aircraft.
Contributing factors
The factors that led to the immediate cause of this accident are:
- Inadequate flight preparation by flight crew.
- A visual approach below the ideal aircraft path.
- Non-marking of the closed portion of the runway with horizontal signalling closed marking (X) in accordance with the applicable standards.
- Partial visibility of the covered horizontal markings of the portion of the runway, which was out of use.
- Lack of information on the displaced runway 12 threshold in ATIS and/or in information published by the controller of Croatia Control to the aircraft in question.


AIN Croatia

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIN Croatia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

23 Feb 2017 OK-LAZ Van Air Europe, opf. Citywing 0 Isle Of Man-Ronaldsway Airport (IOM) non


Photo of OK-LAZ courtesy

Glasgow - International (EGPF / GLA)
22 September 2016; (c) David Unsworth

Revision history:

18-May-2020 19:05 harro Updated [Narrative]
18-May-2020 19:10 harro Updated [Operator, Accident report, ]
19-May-2020 08:04 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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