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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 16 octobre 2002
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-200
Compagnie:LGW Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter
Immatriculation: D-IKBA
Numéro de série: 8066
Année de Fabrication: 1986
Heures de vol:12240
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-5-252D
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 18
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 20
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:près de Paderborn-Lippstadt (   Allemagne)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Allemagne
Aéroport de destination:Dortmund Airport (DTM/EDLW), Allemagne
Numéro de vol: 615
LGW flight 615 departed Leipzig for Dortmund. While climbing through FL80 at an indicated airspeed of 175 knots, the plane suddenly started to swing. The crew contacted Bremen Radar and reported that they had a rudder failure. They reduced the speed to 120 knots upon which the swinging stopped. The crew decided to divert to Paderborn-Lippstadt and were cleared for a straight-in approach to runway 24. The aircraft landed safely at 18:40. On the ground it appeared that the metal sheeting of the rudder had separated completely on both sides of the rudder. The rudder had just recently been fitted with new sheeting, which had been done without using the guidelines issued by the manufacturer.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident is due to the fact that the procedure instructions issued by the aircraft manufacturer were not applied during the sheeting of the rudder and the measure was not carried out correctly or with the necessary care."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: BFU 3X258-0/02
Download report: Final report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Leipzig Airport et Dortmund Airport est de 318 km (199 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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