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02-JAN-2015 – Flybe Saab 340B accident

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Source: Aviation Safety Network

Status: Preliminary

Date: Friday 2 January 2015

Time: 08:33

Type: Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different

Saab 340B

Operating for: Flybe

Leased from: Loganair

Registration: G-LGNL

C/n / msn: 340B-246

First flight: 1991-04-23 (23 years 9 months)

Engines: 2 General Electric CT7-9B

Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:

Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:

Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:

Airplane damage: Unknown

Location: Stornoway Airport (SYY) (   United Kingdom)

Phase: Landing (LDG)

Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger

Departure airport: Glasgow International Airport (GLA/EGPF), United Kingdom

Destination airport: Stornoway Airport (SYY/EGPO), United Kingdom

Flightnumber: 6820

 

Narrative:

A Saab 340B, performing flight BE6820 from Glasgow (GLA) suffered a runway excursion upon landing at Stornoway Airport (SYY), Scotland. The nosegear collapsed as it travelled onto the grass on the left side of the runway. Two passengers suffered minor injuries.

About 08:20 hours local time, some thirteen minutes before the accident, winds were measured at 22 knots, gusting to 33 knots.

Photos from the scene suggest the airplane came to rest to the left side of runway 18. Runway 18/36 is the main runway, 2,315 m long).

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