Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 19 May 1996
Time:23:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operator:Loganair
Registration: G-BEDZ
C/n / msn: 544
First flight: 1976-09-20 (19 years 8 months)
Total airframe hrs:14700
Cycles:39900
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) S of Lerwick/Tingwall Airport, Shetland Islands (LWK) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Inverness Airport (INV/EGPE), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Lerwick/Tingwall Airport, Shetland Islands (LWK/EGET), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Islander had operated on an ambulance flight to Inverness and was ferried back to it's base at Tingwall Airport. The pilot manoeuvred the airplane for an approach to runway 02. While turning to finals the aircraft was blown through the centerline, forcing the pilot to abandon the approach. He climbed to 550 feet and positioned the airplane for another approach. For this second attempt the pilot extended the downwind leg by approximately 800 metres before turning towards the airfield. A rapid turn to finals with a steep bank angle was performed during which the aircraft descended. In a right wing low attitude of some 70°and a nose low attitude of approximately 20° the aircraft collided with grass covered gently rising terrain, 1,5 km South of the runway. Its groundspeed
at this time was estimated at 125 kt.


The investigation report did not contain a 'probable cause'.

Sources:
» AAIB Bulletin 11/96


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Distance from Inverness Airport to Lerwick/Tingwall Airport, Shetland Islands as the crow flies is 333 km (208 miles).

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