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Last updated: 27 May 2018
Fecha:viernes 3 enero 1997
Hora:00:42 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330-100
Operador:Titan Airways
Registración: G-ZAPC
Numéro de série: SH.3023
Año de Construcción: 1978
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45R
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Liverpool International Airport (LPL) (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGNX), Reino Unido
The aircraft took off from Exeter at 22:37 for a flight to East Midlands.
When reaching East Midlands, the RVR was below minima, so the crew elected to hold at 2500 feet over the Lichfield NDB. After 45 minutes the fuel state dictated a diversion to Liverpool.
A LOC DME approach to Liverpool runway 09 was made. Winds were 060deg/8 knots with a visibility of 12 km and a temperature of +1degC.
The aircraft passed the threshold at 88-90 knots and when the aircraft was at 20-30 feet over the runway, it started to sink rapidly.
The Shorts touched down hard on the right main gear, causing it to collapse.

Probable Cause:


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 118 days (4 months)
Accident number: AAIB Bulletin 5/97
Download report: Final report

» CAA Occurrence List F/97/02
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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 Exeter Airport to East Midlands Airport as the crow flies is 272 km (170 miles).

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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