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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197975
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk III-2 Trislander
Owner/operator:Aurigny Air Services
Registration: G-RLON
C/n / msn: 1008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Jersey Airport -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jersey Airport
Destination airport:
The aircraft was departing from Runway 27 at Jersey when, as the aircraft rotated, the commander noticed the nose baggage bay door OPEN warning light was illuminated. He decided to continue the take-off but, at around 200 ft, the commander saw the door open. He requested an immediate return to the airfield, and flew a u2018teardrop' pattern to land on Runway 04. During the turnback, whilst over the sea, the baggage bay door separated from the aircraft. The commander continued the approach and the aircraft landed safely.
An inspection of the operator's other aircraft some wear was identified in the door latching mechanism. The manufacturer has subsequently issued a Service Bulletin which specifies an inspection of the door latching mechanism.


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