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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226424
Last updated: 22 June 2019
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Date:22-JUN-2019
Time:c. 07:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-600
Owner/operator:Flybe, opb Nordica
Registration: ES-ATA
C/n / msn: 1038
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Over Lake District National Park, Cumbria -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Glasgow International Airport (GLA/EGPF)
Destination airport:Southampton-Eastleigh Airport (SOU/EGHI)
Narrative:
Flybe flight BE881, operated by Nordica, returned to land at Glasgow Airport. The aircraft, an ATR 72-600, departed Glasgow at 06:52 hours local time. While overhead the Lake District National Park, about 07:25, the aircraft initiated a turn back to Glasgow. The flight squawk 7700 (emergency) and landed safely at 07:58. A passenger reported that the flight suffered "an electrical fault and engine problems".

A spokesperson for Flybe said: “Flybe can confirm that the aircraft operating the above flight landed safely at Glasgow Airport having returned from airborne following a technical fault. The pilot followed all standard procedures and it landed without further incident. “As is standard procedure, the aircraft was met by the airport’s emergency service vehicles.

All 59 passengers disembarked as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand and will be re-accommodated on the next available flight. The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s number one priority and the airline apologises for any inconvenience experienced.”

Sources:

1. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/787179/Flybe-emergency-on-plane-Glasgow-Airport-to-Southampton
2. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/be881#20fda4e7
3. http://avherald.com/h?article=4c9866cc&opt=0
4. https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4398910/pilot-hero-glasgow-southampton-flybe-emergency-landing/


Images:

Photo of ES-ATA courtesy AirHistory.net


Glasgow - International (EGPF / GLA)
6 June 2019; (c) David Unsworth

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jun-2019 12:31 harro Added
22-Jun-2019 21:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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