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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25565
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Time:09:18 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 404 Titan
Owner/operator:Scottish Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries
Registration: G-DAFS
MSN: 404-0872
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 Nm E off Colonsay, Argyll and Bute -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH)
Destination airport:Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Fisheries Protection aircraft.
Operating low altitude when a dull banging noise heard. The crew decided to divert to Islay. No 2 engine (TSN just 40 FH) shut down but aircraft could not maintain height on No 1 engine.
Ditched after engine failure 5 Nm E off Colonsay. Sea temp 11 degC. Crew were not wearing immersion suits but were able to board their life raft. All recovered by a RN SAR helicopter after c 40 mins.
The wreckage was not recovered.

Colonsay is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, located north of Islay and south of Mull.


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

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2008 12:41 harro Updated
08-Jan-2011 07:13 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2012 16:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Jan-2020 20:42 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-May-2020 08:47 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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