Centurion MD11 at Sao Paulo on Oct 13th 2012, left main gear collapsed during roll out

Last Update: October 17, 2012 / 18:46:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 13, 2012


Aircraft Registration

ICAO Type Designator

A Centurion Air Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighter, registration N988AR performing freight flight WE-425 from Miami,FL (USA) to Sao Paulo Campinas,SP (Brazil), landed on Campinas' runway 15 at around 19:54L (22:54Z), when during roll out the aircraft settled on its left engine and wing tip after the left main gear fractured and collapsed. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway, there were no injuries, the aircraft received substantial damage and was disabled on the runway, the runway was damaged as well.

As result, the airport was closed until 17:34L/20:34Z Oct 15th for a period of about 46 hours.

Infraero, Brazil's Airport Operator, confirmed the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft was carrying 67 tons of goods including electronics, pharmaceutical chemicals and automotive parts. The aircraft was removed from the runway during Oct 15th permitting to re-open the runway in the evening.

The accident aircraft had sustained another similiar accident under its previous tail number N701GC already which collapsed the right main gear, see Accident: Centurion MD11 at Montevideo on Oct 20th 2009, right main gear damage. The tail number changed from N701GC to N988AR in 2010.

Relevant NOTAMs:
J1192/12 - RWY 15/33 CLSD DUE TO ACFT ACCIDENT. 15 OCT 04:31 2012 UNTIL 15 OCT 18:00 2012. CREATED: 15 OCT 05:18 2012
J1186/12 - RWY 15/33 CLSD DUE TO ACFT ACCIDENT. 14 OCT 17:31 2012 UNTIL 14 OCT 23:00 2012. CREATED: 14 OCT 17:40 2012
J1185/12 - RWY 15/33 CLSD DUE TO ACFT ACCIDENT. 14 OCT 08:59 2012 UNTIL 14 OCT 18:00 2012. CREATED: 14 OCT 09:02 2012

SBKP 140100Z 12019KT 9999 FEW018 BKN045 BKN090 16/13 Q1020
SBKP 140000Z 12021KT 9999 FEW018 BKN045 BKN090 17/13 Q1020
SBKP 132300Z 13020KT 9999 FEW018 SCT045 BKN090 17/13 Q1020
SBKP 132200Z 13021G31KT 9999 FEW018 SCT045 BKN090 18/13 Q1020
SBKP 132100Z 14018KT 9999 FEW018 SCT030 BKN090 18/14 Q1020
SBKP 132000Z 13020KT 9999 FEW025 SCT030 BKN090 19/14 Q1020
SBKP 131900Z 13021KT 9999 FEW025 BKN090 21/14 Q1019
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 13, 2012


Aircraft Registration

ICAO Type Designator

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