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Crash of a Cessna 560XLS+ Citation Excel in Aarhus

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2019 at 0036 LT
Operator:
Registration:
D-CAWM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oslo - Aarhus
MSN:
560-6002
YOM:
2008
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Oslo-Gardermoen Airport around 2330LT on August 5, carrying seven members of the P!nk pop band and three crew members. On short final to runway 10R at Aarhus-Tirstrup Airport (EKAH) and with visual contact to the runway system, the flight crew descended below the glide path and deactivated a software safety barrier leading to a collision with the antenna mast system of the localizer for runway 28L. The accident occurred in dark night and under Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). The singer P!nk was not on board.

The below preliminary report was issued early September 2019.
Final Report:

Crash of a Partenavia P.68B Victor on Endelave Island

Date & Time: Jun 3, 2018 at 1422 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-GATA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rendsburg - Endelave Island
MSN:
82
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
950
Captain / Total hours on type:
70.00
Aircraft flight hours:
3260
Circumstances:
The accident occurred during a private VFR flight from EDXR (Rendsburg-Schachtholm) to Endelave (EKEL). When arriving overhead EKEL, the pilot made a visual inspection of the airstrip conditions. Upon a low approach at a shallow angle to runway 29 at EKEL, the pilot on short final reduced engine power and initiated the flare. Approximately 10 meters in front of the beginning of runway 29, the aircraft landed in a wheat field, and the main landing gear touched down at and collided with an upslope roadside next to a road crossing perpendicularly to the beginning of runway 29. When colliding with the upslope roadside, the left main landing gear collapsed. The aircraft started veering uncontrollably to the left and ran off the side of the airstrip. In the grass parking area next to the airstrip, the left wing of the aircraft collided with the nose landing gear of a parked aircraft. The aircraft continued veering to the left, impacted with a tree and a farm building, and came to rest. After impact with the tree and the farm building, the aircraft caught an explosive fire. Witnesses observing the landing and the impact with the tree and the farm building initiated a rescue mission. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire and all four occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
An undershoot landing and touchdown at an upslope roadside next to a road crossing perpendicularly to the beginning of runway 29 resulted in a left main landing gear collapse. The aircraft uncontrollably veered to the left, ran off the side of the airstrip, collided with a parked aircraft, and impacted with a tree and a farm building. The aircraft caught an explosive fire. The resolute actions by witnesses and the local community in combination with an effective rescue mission were the difference between fatal and serious injuries.
Final Report:

Crash of a Partenavia P.68 Observer in Roskilde: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 6, 2013 at 1727 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OY-CAG
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Billund - Roskilde
MSN:
243-03-0B
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
13973
Aircraft flight hours:
8370
Aircraft flight cycles:
8400
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a bird control mission over the center of Denmark and departed Billund Airport in the afternoon with one passenger and one pilot on board. While returning to Roskilde, on approach to runway 03, the pilot initiated a go-around procedure due to the presence of a slower aircraft on the runway. While climbing, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed near runway 03. Both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The final approach and the go-around procedures were non-standard. The accident was caused by a stall during the climb, and the distance between the aircraft and the ground was insufficient to expect recovery. Weather conditions were not considered as a contributing factor.
Final Report:

Crash of a Learjet 24D in Rønne

Date & Time: Sep 15, 2012 at 1340 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-CMMM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Strausberg - Rønne
MSN:
24-328
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The accident occurred during a private IFR flight from Strausberg Airport (EDAY), Germany, to Bornholm Airport (EKRN), Denmark. Before the flight, an ATS flight plan was filed. Before takeoff at EDAY, the aircraft was refueled with 200 liters of jet fuel. According to the ATS flight plan, the pilot stated the total endurance to be 01:30 hrs and the Estimated Elapsed Time (EET) to be 00:30 hrs. The pilot informed the AIB DK that the estimated total endurance before takeoff at EDAY was approximately 01:00 hrs. The aircraft departed EDAY at 10:58. Enroute, the pilot observed a low fuel quantity warning light. Otherwise, the flight was uneventful until the approach to EKRN. At 11:32:00 hrs and at a distance of approximately18 nm southwest of EKRN, the pilot cancelled the IFR flight plan and continued VFR for a visual approach to runway 29. While descending inbound EKRN, the airspeed was decreasing. At 11:37:08 hrs, the pilot reported to Roenne Tower that the aircraft was turning final for runway 29. The aircraft was cleared to land. The wind conditions were reported to be 280° 19 knots maximum 29 knots. The aircraft was configured for landing (the landing gear was down and the flaps extended to 40°). On a left base to runway 29, both engines suffered from fuel starvation. At 11:39:18 hrs, the pilot three times declared an emergency. The aircraft entered a stall and impacted terrain in a field of sweet corn. A search and rescue mission was immediately initiated.
Probable cause:
CONCLUSION:
Inadequate en route fuel management resulted in fuel starvation of both engines, while the aircraft was flying at low altitude and the airspeed was decreasing. The dual engine flame out and the subsequent aircraft speed control led to an unrecoverable stall and consequently caused the accident.
FINDINGS:
On board the aircraft in the pilot’s personal belongings, the AIB DK found 2 Airline Transport Pilot Licenses (ATPL) issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The 2 US ATPL licenses had the same FAA license number but the names of the license holders were different. The names of the license holders were inconsistent with the pilot’s Iranian identity.
The BFU informed the AIB DK that the pilot was neither in possession of a valid German pilot license nor a German validation of an US license, which was required to operate a German registered aircraft.
The NTSB informed the AIB DK that the pilot was not in possession of a valid US pilot license.
It has not been possible for the AIB DK to determine whether or not the pilot was in possession of valid pilot license issued by another state.
The BFU informed the AIB DK that the certificate of aircraft registration was cancelled in 2009. Later on in the investigation, the BFU corrected this information. On February 2nd , 2012 and due to a missing airworthiness certificate, the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (CAA - Germany) revoked the certificate of aircraft registration.
The latest valid airworthiness certificate was issued on the 8th of March 2004 and expired on the 31st of March 2005.
At the time of the accident, the aircraft was not recorded to be maintained by a JAR 145 maintenance organization, a maintenance program or a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO).
Final Report:

Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-Q402 in Aalborg

Date & Time: Sep 9, 2007 at 1557 LT
Operator:
Registration:
LN-RDK
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Copenhagen - Aalborg
MSN:
4025
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
SK1209
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
69
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
17000
Captain / Total hours on type:
1000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6540
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1085
Aircraft flight hours:
12141
Aircraft flight cycles:
14795
Circumstances:
The accident flight was a scheduled domestic flight from Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (EKCH) to Aalborg Airport (EKYT). The flight was uneventful until the landing gear was selected down during the approach to EKYT runway 26R. The nose landing gear and the left main landing gear (MLG) indicated down and locked. The right MLG indicated “in transit” (not down and locked). The Aalborg Tower was informed about the problem with the right MLG indication. A go-around was initiated at 1100 feet MSL with a climb towards 2000 ft. The flight crew consulted the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). An alternate landing gear procedure was initiated. The right MLG indication remained in “transit”. A mayday call was made to Aalborg Tower and they were informed about the unsafe landing gear. The flight crew reset the alternate gear extension system and subsequently they tried to make a normal gear up selection. The nose landing gear and the left MLG retracted normally, however the right main landing gear indication remained in “transit”. A second attempt to use the alternate landing gear extension procedure was performed without any changes to the right MLG indication. The aircraft entered a holding pattern in order to reduce the amount of fuel and at the same time to brief the passengers about the situation and to prepare the passengers for an emergency landing. Passengers seated at rows 6, 7 and 8 seats D and F were reseated away from the right propeller area. During the approach the flaps were selected to 10° and the landing gear horn started. The warning horn continued throughout the remaining flight. During the emergency landing the left MLG touched down on the runway first, followed by the right MLG. Shortly after the right MLG contacted the runway the right MLG collapsed. The aircraft departed the runway to the right and came to rest on a heading of 340° at 1357:26 hrs.
Probable cause:
There were five factors’ leading to the accident:
1. There were no specified inspection tasks for inspection of the MLG retraction/extension actuator and rod end either in the MRB’s report or in the Maintenance Requirement Manual in so far as “L”, “A” and “C” checks.
2. The right and left MLG retraction/extension actuator piston and rod end were made of noble martensitic stainless steel and the less noble 4340 steel material, respectively.
3. Severe corrosion in the threaded connection between the right MLG actuator rod and rod end.
4. Separation of the right MLG retraction/extension actuator from the actuator piston rod end.
5. The right MLG stabilizer joint lugs failed.
Final Report: