Regional News Update: Bombardier 'regrets' Q400 accident

Aviation International News » July 2008
July 8, 2008, 9:51 AM

Bombardier expressed “regrets” about a March 13, 2007, accident involving a Q400 turboprop at Japan’s Kochi Airport after the Japanese Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission (JARAIC) in late May found that a missing bolt caused the airplane’s nose landing gear door to jam, forcing a gear-up landing. None of the 60 passengers and crew aboard the ANA/Air Central flight sustained injuries in the accident.

The JARAIC’s final report concludes that Bombardier maintenance crew failed to install the bolt in question–located on the landing-gear door operating linkage–during repair work in the summer of 2005, days after the airplane rolled off the assembly line. Workers had accidentally damaged the landing-gear doors during testing on June 16, 2005, and replaced some of the components four days later.

FILED UNDER: 
Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X