IFL CVLT at Grand Cayman on Jan 27th 2015, runway excursion on landing

Last Update: April 9, 2015 / 13:32:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 27, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KX-909

Aircraft Registration
N151FL

ICAO Type Designator
CVLT

An IFL Group Convair CV-340 freighter on behalf of Cayman Airways, registration N151FL performing flight KX-909 from Miami,FL (USA) to Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) with 2 crew, landed on Grand Cayman's Owen Roberts Airport's runway 26, slowed down and was about to turn off the runway to the apron when the aircraft went off paved surface left/north of the runway coming to a stop on soft ground with all gear at about 12:30L (17:30Z).

The airport was closed for about 2.5 hours as result until the aircraft was towed to the apron.

Cayman Airways and Cayman Government Information Services reported the crew experienced a nose wheel steering problem causing the aircraft to veer off the runway. There were no injuries and no damage.

On Apr 9th 2015 Great Britain's AAIB released their bulletin reporting that the aircraft was on approach to Grand Cayman when the crew noticed the hydraulic system fluid contents were low and delayed the landing. After working the related checklists the crew commenced the approach and touched down on runway 26. During the final stages the crew sensed they had lost braking and there was no response from the nose wheel steering. The crew lost directional control, the aircraft veered to the right and came to a stop about 150 feet off the runway center line in approximately right angle to the center line in grass.

The investigation found that the right main gear actuator was leaking. The AAIB reported: "Operation of the Bypass selector in accordance with the checklist meant that nosewheel steering was no longer available and probably the remaining hydraulic fluid was exhausted by the partially successful attempt to lower the flaps. This left only the hydraulic accumulator and the emergency pneumatic pressure bottle to operate the brakes. However, it was found that a valve forming part of the anti-skid control box was defective. It was reported that this defect had the effect of inhibiting operation of the brakes when either the accumulator or emergency pneumatic systems were used to operate them."

The investigation is continuing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N151FL
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
CONVAIR
Aircraft Model / Type
340
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
CVLT
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
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Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 27, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KX-909

Aircraft Registration
N151FL

ICAO Type Designator
CVLT

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