MD 900 Explorer   msn: 900-00061

D-HPNB, The second MD Explorer from the Niedersachsen Polizei was involved
in a landing accident at Hannover Langenhagen. "Phoenix 92" was returning from a
mission near Wolfsburg when during the approach to Flughafen Hannover the crew
suddenly experienced control problems. A high speed rolling landing seemed to be the only option.
After two aborted attempts the third high speed landing was successful and the helicopter skidded
down the runway with a speed of 90 knots. Directional control was not possible and after a while the
MD Explorer skidded off the concrete onto the grass where it tipped over and suffered substantial damage.

Photo: ZPD Polizeipresse, EDVV, 14 November 2007.

D-HPNB, Being hoisted on a flatbed trailer after the landing accident.

Photo: ZPD Polizeipresse, EDVV, 14 November 2007.

D-HPNB, Niedersachsen Polizei, Hannover.

Photo: Jans Bastiaans, Rastede, 12 April 2003.

 Airframe History:
 Date: Tailnumber: Owner / Operator:
 OCT 1998 N92139  MD Helicopters, Mesa, Arizona
 SEP 1999 D-HPNB  Niedersachsen Polizei, Hannover, Germany
 NOV 2007 D-HPNB  landing incident at Hannover Langenhagen
 [view BFU report]
 DEC 2007 D-HPNB  regi canx, airframe W/O.

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