Crash-aerien 13 JAN 2000 d'un Shorts 360-300 HB-AAM - Marsa el-Brega
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:jeudi 13 janvier 2000
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SH36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 360-300
Opérant pour:Sirte Oil Company
Loué à :Avisto
Immatriculation: HB-AAM
Numéro de série: SH.3763
Année de Fabrication: 1990-01-06 (10 years )
Heures de vol:7138
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 21 / à bord: 38
Total:victimes: 22 / à bord: 41
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:5 km (3.1 milles) de Marsa el-Brega (   Libye)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libye
Aéroport de destination:Marsa el-Brega Airport (LMQ/HLMB), Libye
The Shorts 360 plane had been leased to Sirte Oil Co in Libya to transport workers between its headquarters and various oil fields.
The aircraft departed Tripoli at 12:29. En route to Marsa el-Brega the crew noted a fuel imbalance and did a cross feed until fuel was balanced again at 14:17. The descent from FL70 was started at 14:25. Eleven minutes later both engines flamed out. The aircraft was ditched off the Libyan coast in a 10deg nose up attitude. The tail broke off and the wreckage sank inverted to a depth of 38 m, about 3 miles from the coast.
According to the Libyan investigation report, the first officer and co-pilot, who both survived, were so busy talking about how to fly the Fokker F-28 aircraft that they failed to switch on the anti-icing system for the engines as weather conditions deteriorated. As the aircraft came in to land, ice that had been allowed to build up melted, flooding the engines and cutting off the power. A device that might have restarted the engines was not switched on. There were no lifejackets on board and many of the dead drowned because they were unaware that their seat cushions doubled as floats.

Probable Cause:

- "melting of ice formed at engines intake resulted in ware ingestion and both engine flame out.
- flight crew failed to operate engine anti-icing system.
- flight crew were busy with a discussion not relevant to their flight or the a/c."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CAA Libya
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

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photo of Shorts-360-300-HB-AAM
accident date: 13-01-2000
type: Shorts 360-300
registration: HB-AAM
photo of Shorts-360-300-HB-AAM
accident date: 13-01-2000
type: Shorts 360-300
registration: HB-AAM

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tripoli International Airport et Marsa el-Brega Airport est de 655 km (409 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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