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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181549
Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:04-JAN-1989
Time:21:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
Owner/operator:Jersey European Airways
Registration: G-JEAC
C/n / msn: 617
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Southend (SEN), Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Southend Airport, Essex (SEN/EGMC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Substantially damaged 04-01-1989 at Southend Airport, Essex: Left brake failed on start up and aircraft swung, colliding with Trislander G-BDOS (causing minor damage) and Cessna 177RG G-BFAC (causing severe damage by severing port wing). G-JEAC itself received damage to port engine, prop & fuselage.

Subsequent AAIB investigations revealed that the cause of the aircraft's swing was failure of the left brake caliper, which had separated from the brake disc.

Sources:

1. Aviation News 3-16 Feb 1989.
2. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422fc4a40f0b61346000937/DHC-6_Twin_Otter_310__G-JEAC_09-89.pdf
3. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=JEAC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2015 11:13 JINX Added
25-Jan-2016 19:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2016 15:56 TB Updated [Location]

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