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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 20 janvier 2000
Heure:06:55
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-231
Compagnie:Airtours International
Immatriculation: G-VCED
Numéro de série: 193
Année de Fabrication: 1991-08-06 (8 years 6 months)
Moteurs: 2 IAE V2500-A1
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 146
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 152
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Almeria Airport (LEI/LEAM), Espagne
Détails:
As the aircraft rotated for take off, both fan cowl doors detached from the no 1 engine and struck the aircraft. The doors were destroyed and localised damage resulted to the No 1 engine and its pylon, the left wing, the left flaps and slats, the fuselage and the fin. The evidence indicated that the doors had probably remained unlatched, after having been closed following maintenance prior to the accident flight and had been torn off their pylon attachment hinges by aerodynamic forces as the aircraft rotated.
At 08:09 hours, low visibility procedures came into force at Gatwick due to a reducing Runway Visual Range (RVR). The commander decided to divert the flight to London Stansted Airport. The aircraft landed at Stansted at 08:36 hours without further incident.

Three walk-round inspections had been conducted after the doors had been closed.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: Ref: EW/C2000/1/2
Download report: Final report


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Plan
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 London-Gatwick Airport et Almeria Airport est de 1588 km (993 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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