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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207808
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:25-FEB-2018
Time:15:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7Q8 (WL)
Owner/operator:Jettime
Registration: OY-JTY
C/n / msn: 30727/1005
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Incident
Location:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP) -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aalborg Airport (AAL/EKYT)
Destination airport:Tenerife-Sur Reina Sofia Airport (TFS/GCTS)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
Jettime flight J4427 landed at the airport of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, after declaring a low fuel emergency.
The aircraft had taken off from Aalborg in Denmark at 09:58 UTC on a flight to the Tenerife South Airport.
The weather situation was adverse due to a strong storm in the entire Canary region, which caused several airports in the area to be congested or closed.
The flight entered a holding pattern to the north of Tenerife at 14:46 UTC as there were delays for arrival. Finally, the crew were informed that weather conditions had dropped below minima.
At 15:20 the aircraft left the holding pattern. After several attempts with ATC to find a suitable diversion airport, the aircraft was redirected to the airport of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, for which they were informed that they would have to wait 25 minutes.
The crew, at that point, declared a MAYDAY because the calculations indicated that it would land below the minimum fuel if it made that wait. ATC gave priority and the aircraft landed without incident at the airport of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, although with an amount of fuel below the minimum.

Sources:

http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOM/LANG_CASTELLANO/ORGANOS_COLEGIADOS/CIAIAC/INVESTIGACION/2018/IN-007_2018.htm


Images:

Photo of OY-JTY courtesy AirHistory.net


Lanzarote (GCRR / ACE)
30 August 2019; (c) Trevor Warne

Revision history:

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