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Last updated: 19 June 2018
Datum:Sonntag 14 September 1986
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic TRIS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2
Kennzeichen: G-BDTP
Werknummer: 1028
Baujahr: 1976
Triebwerk: 3 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:4,6 km (2.9 Meilen) von Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS) (   Niederlande)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Niederlande
Flugnummer: 201
Schiphol Tower cleared the flight for a runway 06 ILS approach shortly after 02:53. The aircraft was too high on the glide slope however and initiated a go-around at 02:59. The pilot decided to carry out a runway 19R approach and climbed to 2000 feet before turning to base. At 03:06 the aircraft aligned with the centreline, 6nm from the threshold. At 4nm short of the runway the aircraft was below the glide slope, with a speed of around 80 knots. At 03:09 (ca 3nm short, at 750 feet altitude) the aircraft suddenly turned right and descended fast. At 550 feet altitude the aircraft turned left and kept descending until it struck the ground and caught fire. It was determined that a windshear condition existed at around 750 feet altitude on the runway 19R approach path, causing a shift in direction of the wind from 210deg to 100deg.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The inexperienced pilot overcorrected a movement of the aircraft, caused by windshear and didn't regain control when the aircraft entered a spiral dive as a result of the over correction.


photo of Pilatus Britten Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 G-BDTP
photo of Pilatus Britten Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 G-BDTP
Loganair sold Trislander G-BDTP to Sierra Leone Airways in 1980; G-BDTP was then acquired by Kondair in June 1986.
published with permission from Robs Aircraft Picture Library
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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 London-Stansted Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 311 km (194 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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