ASN Aircraft accident Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1 G-BCYC Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Tuesday 15 May 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1
Registration: G-BCYC
MSN: 1011
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD), United Kingdom
The aircraft was landing behind a HS-748, over the threshold with the 748 still on the runway. The right wing dropped and the pilot found the ailerons ineffective. He was too low to go around so the pilot closed throttles and put the aircraft firmly on the runway. The right landing gear leg became detached and the aircraft veered off the runway.

The remains of the Trislander were sold to Aurigny Air Services for spares in 1983.

Weather: Wake vortex encounter
Heavy landing
Runway mishap

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