Commut DH8B at Washington on Jul 26th 2016, engine shut down in flight, gear did not extend

Last Update: July 27, 2016 / 20:44:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 26, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Commutair

Flight number
C5-4979

Aircraft Registration
N362PH

ICAO Type Designator
DH8B

A Commutair de Havilland Dash 8-200 on behalf of United, registration N362PH performing flight C5-4979/UA-4979 from Washington Dulles,DC to Norfolk,VA (USA), was in the initial climb out of Dulles' runway 30 when the crew reported an engine failure and requested vectors. The aircraft continued the climb to 3000 feet, advised they were still working the checklists and needed to return to runway 19R. The airport stopped all departures. The aircraft positioned for an approach to runway 01L and was on final approach descending through 1500 feet when the crew advised they were going around single engine because the gear didn't want to come down. The aircraft climbed to 3000 feet again, the crew managed to extend the gear and positioned for a second approach to runway 01L completing a safe landing on runway 01L about 30 minutes after departure and vacating the runway.

A passenger commented: "Right engine stopped in midair. That crop plane didn't take us far."

The passengers were bussed to Norfolk.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N362PH
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOMBARDIER INC
Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-202
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8B
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
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Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 26, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Commutair

Flight number
C5-4979

Aircraft Registration
N362PH

ICAO Type Designator
DH8B

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