Date & Time: Apr 29, 2014 at 0226 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 737-400
Operator:
Registration:
EI-STD
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Paris-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle – East Midlands
MSN:
24433/1881
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
ABR1748
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4500
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3900
Circumstances:
Aircraft was carrying 10 tons of freight from Paris-Roissy-CDG to East Midlands. Following an uneventful flight, crew completed the approach and the landing procedure on runway 27. After a normal deceleration, crew was preparing to vacate the runway at low speed when the left main gear strut broke. The gear collapsed and the aircraft sunk on runway. Both pilots were uninjured while the aircraft was badly damaged. It appears the aircraft just undergone an A type maintenance check during the last weekend of 26 and 27 of April, few hours prior to the accident.