Incident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310 G-JEAC,
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Date:Wednesday 4 January 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
Owner/operator:Jersey European Airways
Registration: G-JEAC
MSN: 617
Year of manufacture:1979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Southend (SEN), Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Southend Airport, Essex (SEN/EGMC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Substantially damaged 04-01-1989 at Southend Airport, Essex: Left brake failed on start up and aircraft swung, colliding with Trislander G-BDOS (causing minor damage) and Cessna 177RG G-BFAC (causing severe damage by severing port wing). G-JEAC itself received damage to port engine, prop & fuselage.

Subsequent AAIB investigations revealed that the cause of the aircraft's swing was failure of the left brake caliper, which had separated from the brake disc.

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


1. Aviation News 3-16 Feb 1989.
2. AAIB:
3. CAA:

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Revision history:

21-Nov-2015 11:13 JINX Added
25-Jan-2016 19:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2016 15:56 TB Updated [Location]

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