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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 22 juillet 2008
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-227
Compagnie:Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter
Immatriculation: C-GLKF
Numéro de série: 21118/1167
Année de Fabrication: 1975-09-24 (32 years 10 months)
Moteurs: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A (HK3)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Mineurs
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Hamilton Airport, ON (YHM) (   Canada)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Moncton-Metropolitan Area Airport, NB (YQM/CYQM), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Hamilton Airport, ON (YHM/CYHM), Canada
Numéro de vol: 281
A Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727-227 sustained minor damage during a bounced landing at Hamilton Airport, ON (YHM). Flight KFA281 operated on a cargo flight from Moncton (YQM) to Hamilton. The aircraft was vectored for an approach to runway 06 at Hamilton Airport. At 22:16 the aircraft touched down hard and bounced before touching down hard a second time. Immediately after the second touchdown, a go-around was initiated. During rotation, the tailskid made contact with the runway. The thrust reverser actuator fairing and the number 2 engine tailpipe made contact with the ground off the departure end of the runway. The aircraft climbed away and then returned for a normal landing on runway 12. There were no injuries; the aircraft sustained minor damage.

Probable Cause:

Findings as to causes and contributing factors:
1. The go-around was initiated with the spoilers deployed. This resulted in added drag that precluded a safe lift-off and caused the tail and the number 2 engine to strike the ground.
2. The crew had not received any training for a bounced landing or a go-around after touchdown and therefore did not retract the spoilers.

Findings as to risk:
1. The bounced landing recovery and go-around procedures do not direct crews to stow the spoilers. In the event of a go-around after touchdown, crews may leave the speedbrake lever in the extended position, increasing the risk of the aircraft not being able to meet the required climb gradient.
2. Cockpit voice recorder (CVR) information regarding this incident was overwritten. The lack of CVR data hampered investigators' ability to obtain a timely and complete understanding of the event.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: TSB Report A08O0189
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 Moncton-Metropolitan Area Airport, NB et Hamilton Airport, ON est de 1239 km (775 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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