NTSB Identification: CEN11IA615
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of ATLANTIC SOUTHEAST AIRLINES INC
Incident occurred Thursday, September 01, 2011 in Baton Rouge, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/30/2014
Aircraft: BOMBARDIER INC CL-600-2B19, registration: N875AS
Injuries: 53 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
While configuring the airplane for landing, the flight crew observed a landing gear disagree message and an indication that the left main landing gear was not down and locked. The flight crewmembers followed procedures to address the landing gear disagree message; however, they were unable to get the left landing gear to extend. The captain declared an emergency and chose to land the airplane with only the right main landing gear and nose landing gear extended. The airplane came to rest in an upright, left-wing-low position. Postincident examination of the left main landing gear system revealed that the upper attachment bolt for the left main landing gear uplock assembly, which is designed to be attached to both the uplock mechanism and the structure, was attached only to the airplane structure. The left main landing gear uplock assembly had been removed and reinstalled the day before the incident flight. The mechanic who performed the maintenance did not have training on nor prior experience performing the installation of the uplock assembly, and the maintenance inspector who inspected its installation did not have training on inspecting the uplock assembly. Neither the mechanic nor the maintenance inspector observed any problems during the postinstallation inspection. Thus, it is likely that the uplock assembly was installed incorrectly due to the lack of training in both the installation by the mechanic and the inspection by the inspector.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be: The improperly installed upper attachment bolt in the left main landing gear uplock assembly, which led to the failure of the left main landing gear to extend before landing. Contributing to the accident was maintenance personnel's lack of training on the installation and inspection of the uplock assembly. Full narrative available
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