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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58488
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:12-JAN-2009
Time:15:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-73V
Owner/operator:easyJet
Registration: G-EZJK
C/n / msn: 30246/1064
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:W of Norwich, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Southend (SEB/EGMC)
Destination airport:London Stansted (STN/EGSS)
Narrative:
A flight control manual reversion check was being conducted as part of a post maintenance check flight prior to return after lease. During the check, the aircraft pitched rapidly nose-down, descending approximately 9,000 ft before control was recovered and landed safely. Four flight crew members were on board, and there were no passengers. None of the flight crew members were injured.

As a result of the incident the check flight was abandoned and the aircraft returned to Southend. Suspecting possible structural damage, the commander kept the speed below 250 kt and configured the aircraft for landing early during the approach. The aircraft appeared to operate normally and landed without further incident at 1606 hrs.

A number of maintenance and airworthiness check issues were identified and seven safety recommendations have been made.

Sources:

https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/s2-2009-boeing-737-73v-g-ezjk-12-january-2009
https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/boeing-737-73v-g-ezjk-12-january-2009

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 2010-071 issued by AAIB to Boeing
Safety recommendation 2010-074 issued by AAIB to Boeing

Boeing 737-73V, EasyJet Airline AN0225219

Images:

Photo of G-EZJK courtesy AirHistory.net


Palma de Mallorca (LEPA / LESJ / PMI)
6 August 2007; (c) Georg Noack

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2009 12:05 harro Added
14-Oct-2014 07:32 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
12-Dec-2014 20:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Dec-2014 20:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
31-Oct-2016 16:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Mar-2019 20:46 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
29-Mar-2019 20:48 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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