Air Greenland Dash 8 suffered gear collapse: probe

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Initial analysis of the Air Greenland de Havilland Dash 8-200 landing accident at Ilulissat indicates that the left-hand main gear collapsed as the turboprop touched down.

The aircraft was badly damaged as it skidded off the left side of the runway and came to rest down a steep embankment.

But Danish investigation authority HCL says its inspectors “haven’t yet found” any technical fault with the Dash 8 involved.

“We’ve taken some parts back to Denmark,” it says, adding that it has also retrieved the flight recorders and hopes to have some results from their data “in the next couple of weeks”.

Meteorological data shows that Ilulissat was subjected to strong gusting crosswinds at the time of the landing.

There were no serious injuries among the 12 passengers and three crew members, according to the airline.