LC Peru Q400 performs emergency landing after nose gear failure

LC Perú Q400 realiza un aterrizaje de emergencia después de una falla en el tren delantero

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A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 of the company LC Peru operating a domestic flight between Lima and Ayacucho in Peru on August 19, 2018, had to undergo an emergency landing after its nose landing gear failed to extend.

The aircraft, a 19-year-old Q400 registered N404AV was operating flight W4-1323 from Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, the capital of Peru, to Alfredo Mendívil Duarte Airport (AYP) in Ayacucho with 59 passengers and 5 crew members on board.

Following a signal that the nose wheel could not lock, the flight crew decided to return to its airport of origin. The pilot first performed a low altitude pass for the air traffic controller to confirm the landing gear was not down. He then decided to make a controlled emergency landing, balancing the plane back as long as they possibly could before letting the nose hit the runway. Flames and sparks were seen as it was grinding against the apron.

The aircraft was escorted by fire emergency trucks during the maneuver.

A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 of the company LC Peru operating a domestic flight between Lima and Ayacucho in Peru on August 19, 2018, had to undergo an emergency landing after its nose landing gear failed to extend. The aircraft, a 19-year-old Q400 registered N404AV was operating flight W4-1323 from Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, the capital of Peru, to Alfredo Mendívil Duarte Airport (AYP) in Ayacucho with 59 passengers and 5 crew members on board.

Following a signal that the nose wheel could not lock, the flight crew decided to return to its airport of origin. The pilot first performed a low altitude pass for the air traffic controller to confirm the landing gear was not down. He then decided to make a controlled emergency landing, balancing the plane back as long as they possibly could before letting the nose hit the runway. Flames and sparks were seen as it was grinding against the apron. The aircraft was escorted by fire emergency trucks during the maneuver.

ALFA CHARLIE SPOTTER@AlfaCharlieSpot

Avión de LC Perú, un Dash 8 Q-400, aterrizó de emergencia en el Aeropuerto Intl. Jorge Chávez por una falla en el tren de aterrizaje. Cubría la ruta Lima – Ayacucho pero tras el problema técnico retornó a la capital peruana.

 

The passengers and crew members were evacuated safely. No injuries were reported. Defect in the main landing gear is no stranger to the Dash 8 Q400. After several similar accidents in 2007, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, the starting company of the plane, decided to stop using its fleet of Q400. The aircraft involved in this latest incident was owned by SAS between 2001 and 2011.

The passengers and crew members were evacuated safely. No injuries were reported.

Defect in the main landing gear is no stranger to the Dash 8 Q400. After several similar accidents in 2007, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, the starting company of the plane, decided to stop using its fleet of Q400. The aircraft involved in this latest incident was owned by SAS between 2001 and 2011.

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