28-Mar-11 A6-FLZ Bell 412EP Zakum West Super Complex, UAE

After the passengers had boarded the aircraft, the commander heard a noise and the aircraft suddenly settled and adopted a nose high attitude. The engines were shut down, the passengers and crew disembarked. Subsequent examination of the aircraft by the crew showed that the undercarriage aft crosstube had failed, due to metallurgical fatigue.

Date:
28 March, 2011
Reg:
A6-FLZ
Make:
Bell
Model:
B412
MSN:
36494
Location:
Zakum West Super Complex
Country:
UAE
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Falcon-Aviation-Services
Link:
https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/ePublication/admin/iradmin/Lists/Incidents%20Investigation%20Reports/Attachments/54/2011-Final%20Report%20-%20A6-FLZ%20-%20for%20publication.pdf

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