DHC-8-402 Dash 8, G-JEDU
The aircraft was operating a scheduled flight from Exeter Airport, Devon, to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France. The commander was line training the co-pilot, who was the handling pilot. During the final approach, at approximately 120 ft aal, the IAS reduced below VREF without any significant increase in power from the co-pilot or intervention from the commander. The aircraft subsequently landed on its tail, 11 kts below VREF, causing damage to the underside of the fuselage. The commander had recently returned to work after an illness and subsequently felt he should have been advised to have a longer recuperation period. The CAA subsequently issued additional guidance to Aviation Medical Examiners.
DHC-8-402 Dash 8, G-JEDU 12-08.pdf (437.00 kb)