Total AT42 at Coari on May 30th 2014, tapir strike on takeoff

Last Update: June 11, 2014 / 17:20:57 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 30, 2014

Classification
Accident

Departure
Coari, Brazil

Destination
Manaus, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
PR-TKB

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-42

ICAO Type Designator
AT42

A Total Linhas Aereas Avion de Transport Regional ATR-42-500, registration PR-TKB performing a charter flight from Coari,AM to Manaus,AM (Brazil) with 45 passengers and 4 crew, collided with a tapir while departing Coari which bent the right hand main gear. The crew continued to Manuas about 200nm from Coari where the crew performed an emergency landing into Manuas. The crew burned off fuel before landing, landed and brought the aircraft to a safe stop on the runway. The aircraft was disabled on the runway. The passengers disembarked onto the runway.

The airport was closed for about 2 hours until the aircraft could be moved off the runway.

On Jun 11th 2014 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that the aircraft hit a Brazilian Tapir during the takeoff run in Coari, became airborne but could not retract the landing gear and the hydraulic systems were lost. The aircraft continued to Manaus with the landing gear extended. The aircraft landed safely although no brakes and no directional control were available, the aircraft turned to the left when the damaged landing gear touched down but the crew managed to keep the aircraft within the runway edges. The aircraft sustained damage to the right landing gear extension, shock absorber, hydraulic lines, aerodynamic cowlings, doors and wheels. Brazil's CENIPA is investigating the occurrence.

Brazilian (South American) Tapirs can reach up to 2.5 meters in body length, a shoulder height of about 1 meter and a mass between 150 and 300kg.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 30, 2014

Classification
Accident

Departure
Coari, Brazil

Destination
Manaus, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
PR-TKB

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-42

ICAO Type Designator
AT42

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 2 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber? Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 5471 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5471 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways