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Last updated: 6 May 2021
Date:Saturday 18 September 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330-200
Operator:Streamline Aviation
Registration: G-SSWU
MSN: SH.3076
First flight: 1981-07-16 (18 years 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:London-Luton Airport (LTN) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
A Grumman AA-5B light aircraft, registered G-BDLR, operated on a local flight out of London-Luton Airport (LTN), UK carrying two pilots and a passenger.
At 09:00 hrs, G-BDLR was cleared onto final approach for runway 08 and was passed a surface wind check from 170 at 14 kt. The wind speed increased to 20 kts as the airplane crossed the threshold. The AA-5 overflew the runway at a height of about 10 feet. About 650 metres into the runway, the airplane began to yaw to the left. The aircraft left the paved surface of the runway and was airborne over the grass. It touched down again. The aircraft then appeared to accelerate and became airborne again momentarily, overflying the parallel taxiway. It flew into the front right side of a parked Shorts 330 aircraft, registration G-SSWU, which had been correctly parked and left unattended facing south on parking stand 22 on the south apron.
All three occupants of the AA-5 were killed in the accident.

Damaged on the ground

» AAIB Bulletin No: 4/2000


photo of Shorts-330-200-G-SSWU
accident date: 18-09-1999
type: Shorts 330-200
registration: G-SSWU
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