Date & Time: Feb 21, 2011 at 1930 LT
Type of aircraft:
ATR72-200
Operator:
Registration:
PR-TTI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Belém - Altamira
MSN:
454
YOM:
1995
Flight number:
TIB5204
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
47
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On touch down on runway 07 at Altamira Airport, left main gear collapsed. Aircraft veered off runway to the left and came to rest in a grassy area. All 51 occupants were evacuated safely, only one passenger was slightly injured. Aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair due to severe damages on left wing, left engine and left main gear. A propeller blade also punctured the fuselage.
Probable cause:
Fracture of the aft pivot pin on the left main gear due to fatigue. Lack of supervision from the operator as well as contractors and subcontractors which did not detect and correct maintenance errors.