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
|Date:||Sunday 19 May 1996|
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
|C/n / msn:|| 544|
|First flight:|| 1976-09-20 (19 years 8 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||14700|
|Engines:|| 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1,5 km (0.9 mls) S of Lerwick/Tingwall Airport, Shetland Islands (LWK) (United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Inverness Airport (INV/EGPE), United Kingdom|
|Destination airport:||Lerwick/Tingwall Airport, Shetland Islands (LWK/EGET), United Kingdom|
at this time was estimated at 125 kt.
The investigation report did not contain a 'probable cause'.
» 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).