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Japan: Missing bolt led to DHC-8-400 nosegear-up landing
20 May 2008

Failure to insert a bolt during maintenance work led to an accident in which an All Nippon Airways DHC-8 plane skidded onto a runway on its belly in March 2007.
The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission found that failure to insert a bolt into a part that was replaced before the plane was delivered to ANA led to the accident at Kochi Airport.

The commission has decided to issue a safety recommendation to aviation authorities in Canada, requesting that authorities instruct Canada’s Bombardier company to strengthen quality control. (Mainichi Daily News)