Accident to the Airbus A320 registered ES-SAN and operated by Smartlynx Estonia on 28/02/2018 at Tallinn [Investigation led by ESIB / Estonia]

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Estonian authorities:

On 28th February 2018 at 10:02 UTC, the Smartlynx Airlines Estonia Airbus A320-214 registered ES-SAN took off from Tallinn airport Estonia to perform training flights with 2 crew members (captain and safety pilot), 4 students and 1 ECAA inspector on board. The aircraft performed ILS approaches and touch-and-go cycles. At 15:04 UTC, after a successful touch down with the runway, the aircraft did not respond to sidestick pitch inputs at rotation. After a brief liftoff above the runway, the aircraft lost altitude and hit the runway close to its end. In the impact, the aircraft engines touched the runway and the landing gear doors were damaged. After the impact, the aircraft gained altitude and the pilots were able to stabilize the flight path by using manual pitch trim. The crew declared an emergency and was cleared for emergency landing. During final approach, the aircraft lost power in both engines. The aircraft landed 150 m before the threshold of runway 26 at 15:11 UTC. On landing, all the aircraft tires burst and the aircraft veered off the runway and finally came to a stop 15 m left to the runway. The safety pilot and one of the students suffered minor impact trauma in this accident. The Estonian SIB has launched an investigation of this accident according to ICAO Annex 13 and EU Regulation 996/2010.