ANN is checking into
the details surrounding an SAS Bombardier "Dash 8" Q400 that
experienced an asymmetric gear deployment followed by an accident
in which the aircraft was forced to land with a main gear
Scandinavian airline, SAS AB, is undergoing its second
fleet-wide Dash 8-Q400 grounding order following the partial
gear-up landing that took place, Saturday, at the Copenhagen
airport with Flight SK 2867. The aircraft undertook an emergency
landing at 1655 local time, with crash-rescue trucks called out in
advance of the touchdown by a flight crew that alerted the tower to
their situation. The runway was foamed for the partial-gear
touchdown and no serious injuries were reported.
The incident occurred barely six weeks after two similar
accidents prompted a temporary grounding of the aircraft. SAS
grounded its full fleet of 27 Dash 8 Q400 turboprops on Sept. 12
after landing gear failed to fully deploy twice in just four days,
causing damage to each airframe. The fleet was phased back into
service starting on Oct. 4th.
Official SAS Scandinavian Airlines Statement:
Scandinavian Airlines regrets to confirm that one of its
aircraft, a Dash 8- 400 with registration number LN-RDI and flight
number SK 2867 from Bergen to Copenhagen was involved in an
accident at Copenhagen airport , at 16.55 hrs local time today.
We can confirm that there were 38 passengers and 2 infants and 4
crew members onboard.
Prior to the accident problems with the main landing gear was
All Dash 8-400 aircraft within the SAS Group will be grounded
until further notice.
SAS is doing everything possible to assist all passengers. SAS
will provide further information as soon as it becomes
Official Bombardier Statement On SAS Groundings of Dash 8
Bombardier confirms that a Bombardier Q400 aircraft S/N 4024
registration number LN-RDI operating as flight SK2867 from Bergen
to Copenhagen, was involved in an incident at Copenhagen Airport at
16:55 local time on October 27, 2007. There were no reported
injuries to the 40 passengers and 4 crew members on board.
According to preliminary information, the incident involved the
main right hand landing gear, which failed to fully extend for
landing. There appears to be no relationship between this incident
and previous SAS Q400 main landing gear incidents. While SAS has
decided to ground their Q400 fleet until further notice, Bombardier
has advised all Q400 operators via an All Operator Message (AOM) of
this incident but is not recommending changes to their normal
on-going Q400 flight operations.
Bombardier is cooperating fully with SAS and the investigating
aviation authorities and has dispatched a product safety and
technical team to the site to fully support and assist in the
investigation. Until such time as the authorities release any
information or findings, Bombardier cannot comment further or
speculate on the potential cause of this incident.