Date & Time: Aug 25, 2010 at 1756 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-26
Operator:
Registration:
SP-FDP
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
EXN3788
MSN:
11903
YOM:
1982
Flight number:
Tallinn - Helsinki
Country:
Estonia
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a cargo flight from Tallinn-Ylemiste Airport to Helsinki on behalf of DHL. While taking off from runway 08, all gear collapsed. Aircraft slid on its belly before coming to rest on runway. All four occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was withdrawn from use.
Causes:
According to the operator, the flight engineer retracted the gear prematurely. Poor crew coordination let the event occur.