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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172627
Last updated: 2 October 2019
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Date:02-JAN-2015
Time:08:28 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-500
Owner/operator:Blue Islands
Registration: G-ISLF
C/n / msn: 546
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Southend Airport (SEN/EGMC), Southend, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER/EGJJ)
Destination airport:London City Airport (LCY/EGLC)
Narrative:
En route the crew received a fire warning on the number 2 engine, after which they proceeded to shut down the engine. Diverted to Southend Airport (SEN/EGMC). Landed safely at 08:48. No evidence of fire.

Following initial investigations it appeared that there may have been a false alarm. A Blue Islands spokesperson said: "At approximately 08:28 local this morning, the Blue Islands flight SI712 Jersey to London City with 28 passengers and three crew on-board, experienced a safety warning.

"As a precautionary measure the engine was shut down, and this flight followed standard procedures and diverted to London Southend Airport. The aircraft landed safely at London Southend at 08:48.

"The aircraft is currently being inspected by engineers at Southend. Initial indications are that no fire took place and it appears to be a false alert.

"The passengers were then transported by road to London City Airport. Passenger, crew and aircraft safety is our number one priority at all times."

Sources:

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-30656026
2. https://guernseypress.com/news/2015/01/02/blue-islands-plane-makes-emergency-landing-after-engine-fire/
3. http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/11692168.Flights_diverted_to_Southend_Airport_after_Gatwick_emergency_landing/
4. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11321313/Firefighters-battle-blaze-on-board-aircraft-at-London-Southend-Airport.html_
5. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/plane-diverted-to-london-southend-airport-after-engine-catches-fire-9954001.html
6. http://www.cityam.com/206320/plane-forced-make-emergency-landing-southend-airport-after-blaze


Images:

Photo of G-ISLF courtesy AirHistory.net


London - City (EGLC / LCY)
21 March 2017; (c) Dean Gibbs

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2015 11:23 Aerossurance Added
02-Jan-2015 15:14 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
02-Jan-2015 15:14 harro Updated [Embed code]
02-Jan-2015 15:16 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
03-Jan-2015 09:20 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Jan-2015 14:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Oct-2015 13:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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