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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 9 février 1998
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SH36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 360-100
Compagnie:British Regional Airlines
Immatriculation: G-BLGB
Numéro de série: SH.3641
Année de Fabrication: 1984-03-27 (13 years 11 months)
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65R
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 26
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 30
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Stornoway Airport (SYY) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Benbecula Airport (BEB/EGPL), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Stornoway Airport (SYY/EGPO), Royaume Uni
The Shorts 360 departed Benbecula for the final leg of the day to Stornoway. Weather at Stornoway was report as: wind 260°/ 08 kt, visibility 15 km in light drizzle, cloud few at 800 feet and broken at 1,400 feet agl, temperature plus 7°C and QNH 1002 mb. The captain then briefed for a NDB/DME approach for runway 36. The initial approach was normal and the crew were VMC at a range of approximately 8 nm from the airfield. At this stage the captain was certain of his geographical position and, with the agreement of his first officer, decided to continue visually. Although they were in sight of the surface, there appeared to be some patchy cloud in the direction of the airfield and neither pilot could see the runway. Descent was continued and flaps set to 15 degrees. At that point the flight was level at the minimum descent altitude (MDA) of 430 feet amsl. Visual contact with the runway was acquired and the PAPI showed four whites. The captain considered going around, but, considering the length of Stornoway runway (7218 feet / 2200 m), decided to land. Full flaps were selected. On finals the speed fluctuated between +10 and -5 relating to the 103 kts landing speed. Touchdown was 'firm'. The crew heard a 'bang' and the left side of the aircraft went down. The airplane slewed to the left.
The aircraft was considered damaged beyond repair and broken up at Exeter in March 1999.

Probable Cause:

The AAIB did not conduct a full formal investigation. The AAIB Bulletin report did not contain a Probable Cause.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 142 days (5 months)
Accident number: AAIB Bulletin 7/98
Download report: Final report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Benbecula Airport et Stornoway Airport est de 101 km (63 miles).

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