Fly540 DH8C at Eldoret on Dec 29th 2018, main wheel separated on landing

Last Update: January 8, 2019 / 21:19:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 29, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fly540

Flight number
5H-427

Destination
Eldoret, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
5Y-CGH

ICAO Type Designator
DH8C

A Fly540 de Havilland Dash 8-300, registration 5Y-CGH performing flight 5H-427 from Nairobi to Eldoret (Kenya) with about 50 people on board, landed on Eldoret's runway when a loud bang was heard, ground observers saw debris flying off the landing gear and smoke. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and stopped about half way down the runway (length 3475 meters/11400 feet). There were no injuries, the outboard left main wheel was missing from the airframe however.

Metars:
HKEL 290600Z 13008KT 9999 FEW020 SCT260 19/10 Q1026=
HKEL 290500Z 16006KT 9999 FEW018 SCT250 16/11 Q1025=
HKEL 290400Z 13009KT CAVOK 13/11 Q1025=
HKEL 290330Z 13010KT CAVOK 13/11 Q1025=
HKEL 290300Z 13008KT CAVOK 13/11 Q1024=
HKEL 290200Z 13008KT CAVOK 13/11 Q1024=
HKEL 290100Z 12010KT CAVOK 13/10 Q1023=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 29, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fly540

Flight number
5H-427

Destination
Eldoret, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
5Y-CGH

ICAO Type Designator
DH8C

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