Narrative:The aircraft took off from Exeter at 22:37 for a flight to East Midlands.
|Date:||03 JAN 1997|
|C/n / msn:|| SH.3023|
|First flight:|| 1978|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45R|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Liverpool International Airport (LPL) (United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE), United Kingdom|
|Destination airport:||East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGNX), United Kingdom|
When reaching East Midlands, the RVR was below minima, so the crew elected to hold at 2500 feet over the Lichfield NDB. After 45minutes the fuel state dictated a diversion to Liverpool.
A LOC DME approach to Liverpool runway 09 was made. Winds were 060deg/8 knots with a visibility of 12km and a temperature of +1degC.
The aircraft passed the threshold at 88-90 knots and when the aircraft was at 20-30 feet over the runway, it started to sink rapidly.
The Shorts touched down hard on the right main gear, causing it to collapse.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Unknown.
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Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) - U.K. |
|report status: ||Final|
|report number: ||AAIB Bulletin 5/97|
|duration of investigation:||118 days (3.9 months)|
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Shorts SD3-30 Variant 100, G-ZAPC
(AAIB Bulletin 5/97)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Exeter Airport to East Midlands Airport as the crow flies is 272 km (170 miles).