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Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-300
Owner/operator:Britannia Airways
Registration: G-BLKD
MSN: 23062/1083
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 154
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG)
Destination airport:East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGNX)
Investigating agency: AAIB
On 25-02-1990, Boeing 737-300 G-BLKD of Britannia Airways landed hard on runway 27 at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire at the end of a flight from Málaga, during strong cross winds. None of 7 crew and 146 passengers was injured, but the plane had substantial damage to it.

Per the official AAIB report damage sustained to the airframe was "wrinkling and creasing of the underside forward fuselage skin above the nose landing gear; both nose wheels distorted, and internal damage"

Aircraft repaired and returned to service: de-registered 01-05-1992 when sold/traded in to a new owner in the USA. Initially with Miami Air as N733MA. Later to Southwest Airlines as N692SW


1. AAIB:,%20G-BLKD%2007-90.pdf
2. CAA:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Boeing 737-300 G-BLKD on lease to Aloha at Honolulu-International (HNL/PHNL) Hawaii, 09-01-1991
© DeMo Bo


Photo of G-BLKD courtesy

Nottingham - East Midlands (EGNX / EMA)
2 June 1989; (c) LRS747

Revision history:

20-Mar-2013 05:48 ryan Added
14-Nov-2014 21:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Nov-2014 21:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
11-Feb-2016 19:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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