Gear-up landing Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q Dash 8 PH-DMU,
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Date:Tuesday 23 January 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q Dash 8
Owner/operator:Air Nostrum, lsf Denim Air
Registration: PH-DMU
MSN: 568
Year of manufacture:2001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL) -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pamplona Airport (PNA/LEPP)
Destination airport:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight and was preparing to land at Barcelona Airport. On final approach the crew selected the gear down, but only the main landing gear extended. The nose gear remained retracted. The landing was aborted and the crew tried several times to lower the gear using the normal and then the emergency procedure, but was unable to lower the nose gear. The aircraft landed with the nose landing gear (NLG) up, both NLG doors open and the main landing gear (MLG) down and locked. The aircraft was evacuated on the runway. There were no injuries.

The cause of the accident was the inability to extend the front landing gear, which was jammed after slush, which had entered the wheel well while landing on a contaminated runway at Pamplona airport, froze into several pieces of ice.
The slush was not detected during the pre-flight inspection made prior to takeoff

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Report number: A-002/2007
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


CIAIAC Ref. A-002/2007

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