Eurolot DH8D at Gdansk on Oct 5th 2016, hard landing

Last Update: October 18, 2016 / 14:20:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2016

Classification
Accident

Airline
Eurolot

Flight number
LO-3815

Destination
Gdansk, Poland

Aircraft Registration
SP-EQB

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

Airport ICAO Code
EPGD

A Eurolot de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration SP-EQB performing flight LO-3815 from Warsaw to Gdansk (Poland) with 82 people on board, was in the flare for landing on Gdansks's runway 11 at 17:57L (15:57Z) when a gust caused the aircraft to touch down hard on the runway. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron. A passenger needed to be taken to hospital. The damage to the aircraft is being assessed.

The airport reported the aircraft was in the flare when a gust caused the sudden loss of lift, the aircraft fell down onto the runway. A female passenger was taken to hospital. Contrary to some media reports in Poland there was no tail strike.

The occurrence aircraft resumed service about 39 hours after landing.

On Oct 18th 2016 Poland's PKBWL reported the aircraft suffered a hard landing, vertical acceleration +2.4G, including the tail of the aircraft contacting the runway surface following a VOR/DME approach to Gdansk's runway 11 at maximum landing weight, the CWP panel indicated a tail strike. A following inspection showed the tail sensor had scraped the runway surface and received damage. The captain reported that during flare there was a gust which was countered with immediate power increase, however, the aircraft began to sink forcing the crew to increase the pitch. An additional factor was additional work load in order to protect a passenger which had become ill on board. The occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated by PKWBL.

Metars:
EPGD 051830Z 04013KT 010V080 9999 FEW012 BKN015 09/07 Q1022
EPGD 051800Z 04016KT 360V080 9999 -RA FEW005 BKN013 09/07 Q1023
EPGD 051730Z 04017KT 360V070 6000 -RA FEW002 BKN007 09/08 Q1023
EPGD 051700Z 04016KT 360V070 6000 -RA FEW003 BKN005 09/07 Q1023
EPGD 051630Z 04014G24KT 360V070 3000 -RA BR FEW003 BKN006 09/08 Q1023
EPGD 051600Z 04017KT 010V070 6000 -RA FEW003 BKN015 09/07 Q1023
EPGD 051530Z 04017KT 010V070 9999 -RA FEW006 OVC014 10/07 Q1023
EPGD 051500Z 04016KT 360V080 9999 BKN014 10/07 Q1023
EPGD 051430Z 04018G29KT 360V080 9999 BKN015 10/06 Q1023
EPGD 051400Z 04020G36KT 340V080 9999 BKN015 10/06 Q1024
EPGD 051330Z 04021G33KT 010V080 9999 BKN016 10/06 Q1023
EPGD 051300Z 04019G32KT 360V080 9999 BKN017 10/06 Q1024
EPGD 051230Z 04019G29KT 010V070 9999 BKN017 10/06 Q1024
EPGD 051200Z 04020G35KT 010V080 9999 -RA BKN016 10/06 Q1024
EPGD 051130Z 04018G29KT 360V080 9999 -RA BKN017 10/06 Q1024
EPGD 051100Z 03019G34KT 010V070 9999 -RA FEW008 BKN018 09/06 Q1024
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2016

Classification
Accident

Airline
Eurolot

Flight number
LO-3815

Destination
Gdansk, Poland

Aircraft Registration
SP-EQB

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

Airport ICAO Code
EPGD

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