Private Wings D328 at Braunschweig on Oct 20th 2014, tail strike on landing

Last Update: February 24, 2015 / 12:13:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 20, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
8W-53

Aircraft Registration
D-CPWF

Aircraft Type
DORNIER 328

ICAO Type Designator
D328

Airport ICAO Code
EDVE

A Private Wings Dornier Do-328-100, registration D-CPWF performing flight 8W-53 from Ingolstadt to Braunschweig (Germany) with 31 passengers and 3 crew, landed on Braunschweig's runway 26 at 18:47L (16:47Z) but struck its tail onto the runway surface causing substantial damage to the aircraft. There were no injuries.

On Feb 24th 2015 Germany's BFU released their October 2014 bulletin reporting that the first officer (59, CPL, 78 hours on type flying under supervision) was pilot flying, the captain (52, ATPL, 4,200 hours on type, 625 hours as supervising commander) was pilot monitoring. The crew had computed Vref of 115KIAS.

The crew performed an ILS approach to runway 26, the autopilot was turned off at 500 feet AGL and the approach and landing continued manually. The aircraft descended through 50 feet AGL at 120 KIAS, the flight data recorder stopped recording upon touchdown, last recorded vertical acceleration was +2.3G. The BFU reported that 2 seconds prior to touchdown a sound was audible on the cockpit voice recorder that contained the frequencies 2957 and 3057 Hertz.

Following landing and rollout the aircraft taxied to the apron with a slight bank angle to the left. After stopping at the apron and disembarkment the crew noticed the left main gear had been damaged.

The BFU reported that a bolt at the left main gear mechanism had been sheared off, the inner wheel of the left main gear had no ground contact as result. The outer tyre had evidence of abrasion at the outer side.

In addition, the BFU reported, there were abrasions at the underside of the aft fuselage along about 1.5 meters.

The BFU have opened an investigation into the occurrence.

Metars:
EDVE 201850Z 23006KT 9999 FEW034 SCT041 BKN071 13/12 Q1013=
EDVE 201820Z 24007KT 9999 FEW034 BKN040 OVC088 13/12 Q1013=
EDVE 201750Z 25007KT 9999 FEW047 BKN086 13/12 Q1013=
EDVE 201720Z 25008KT 9999 FEW048 SCT082 13/13 Q1013=
EDVE 201650Z 24005KT 9999 FEW026 BKN078 12/12 Q1013=
EDVE 201620Z 26005KT 9999 BKN028 13/12 Q1013=
EDVE 201550Z 26007KT 9999 FEW030 SCT048 13/13 Q1013=
EDVE 201520Z 26008KT 230V290 CAVOK 13/13 Q1013=
EDVE 201450Z 26011KT 9999 FEW014 OVC045 13/13 Q1013=
EDVE 201420Z 26008KT 230V290 CAVOK 14/14 Q1013=
EDVE 201413Z 26009KT 230V290 9999 FEW010 BKN055 OVC068 14/14 Q1013=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 20, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
8W-53

Aircraft Registration
D-CPWF

Aircraft Type
DORNIER 328

ICAO Type Designator
D328

Airport ICAO Code
EDVE

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