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FAIRCHILD DORNIER 228
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|Tail||Regular tail, high set|
|Position||(Front) Wing leading mounted|
|Landing gear||Tricycle retractable|
FAIRCHILD DORNIER 228
Commuter airliner and STOL utility transport. In service since 1982. Regional airliner development based on D-128 fuselage with new supercritical wings and TPE 331 turboprops. Built in two fuselage versions: 228-100 and 228-200. 228-101 and 228-201 are improved developments. 228-202 licence production by HAL, India. Currently only FAIRCHILD DORNIER production 228-212 for extended range. 228-100: Length 15,03 m MTOW 5,700kg12,566.349 lbs <br />5.7 tonnes <br />.
|Wing span||16.97 m55.676 ft <br />|
|Length||16.56 m54.331 ft <br />|
|Height||4.86 m15.945 ft <br />|
|Powerplant||100: 2 x 715 SHP Garrett TPE 331-5 turboprops with 4 blade propellers.
212: 2 x 776 SHP Garrett TPE 331-5-252D turboprops with 4 blade propellers.
|Engine model||Garrett AiResearch TPE-331|
(to 5000 ft)
|MACH Climb||Cruise||Initial Descent
|V2 (IAS)||95 kts||IAS||110 kts||IAS||140 kts||IAS||140 kts||MACH||TAS||210 kts||MACH||IAS||180 kts||IAS||kts||Vapp (IAS)||85 kts|
|Distance||700 m||ROC||1500 ft/min||ROC||1000 ft/min||ROC||700 ft/min||ROC||ft/min||MACH||ROD||1000 ft/min||ROD||800 ft/min||MCS||105 kts||Distance||450 m|
|MTOW||64006,400 kg <br />6.4 tonnes <br /> kg||Ceiling||FL280||ROD||ft/min||APC||A|
|WTC||L||Range||10001,000 nm <br />1,852,000 m <br />1,852 km <br />6,076,115.49 ft <br /> NM|
Accidents & Serious Incidents involving D228
- D228, vicinity Bodø Norway, 2003 (On 4 December 2003, the crew of a Dornier 228 approaching Bodø lost control of their aircraft after a lightning strike which temporarily blinded both pilots and damaged the aircraft such that the elevator was uncontrollable. After regaining partial pitch control using pitch trim, a second attempt at a landing resulted in a semi-controlled crash which seriously injured both pilots and damaged the aircraft beyond repair. The Investigation concluded that the energy in the lightning had probably exceeded certification resilience requirements and that up to 30% of the bonding wiring in the tail may have been defective before lightning struck.)
- D228, vicinity Kathmandu Nepal, 2012 (On 28 September 2012, control of a Sita Air Dornier 228 being flown by an experienced pilot was lost at approximately 100 feet aal after take off from Kathmandu in benign daylight weather conditions and the aircraft stalled without obvious attempt at recovery before impacting the ground where a fire broke out. All occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed. The comprehensive investigation found that insufficient engine thrust was being delivered to sustain flight but, having eliminated engine bird ingestion and aircraft loading issues, was unable to establish any environmental, airworthiness or loading issue which might have caused this.)