ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 G-CEXA Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 6 May 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
Operator:Channel Express
Registration: G-CEXA
MSN: 10503
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Bournemouth International Airport (BOH/EGHH), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER/EGJJ), United Kingdom
The morning newspaper flight to Jersey departed Bournemouth at 06:38. The first officer, who was on his first line training flight, was pilot flying. The F-27 was radar vectored for an ILS runway 27 approach. Weather included wind from 330 deg at 24-34 kts with a visibility of 30 km and a cloud base of 1600 feet. The captain took control of the plane four seconds before touchdown. The plane landed heavily nosewheel first (+3.7 g), causing the nose gear to be pushed rearwards into the aircraft structure. The aircraft bounced and after the second touchdown (+3.0 g), the main landing gear retracted. It slid several hundred meters on the runway before sliding off into the grass.

Probable Cause:

The AAIB did not conduct a full formal investigation. The AAIB Bulletin report did not contain a Probable Cause.

Bounced on landing
Runway mishap

» AAIB Bulletin December 1997


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Distance from Bournemouth International Airport to Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands as the crow flies is 175 km (110 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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