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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187927
Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:29-JUN-1994
Time:11:50hrs
Type:Silhouette image of generic B461 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-146-100
Owner/operator:32 (The Royal) Squadron Royal Air Force (32 (The Royal) Sqn RAF)
Registration: ZE700
C/n / msn: E1021
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Glenegedale Airport, Islay, Argylll & Bute -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Aberdeen Airport, Dyce (ABZ/EGPD)
Destination airport:Glenegedale Airport, Islay, Argylll & Bute (ILY/EGPI)
Narrative:
The aircraft overran on landing at Islay, and its nose undercarriage failed and broke away on the rough ground, just beyond the end of the runway. It is reported that the aircraft touched down on its nose wheel some 1,500 feet down the runway, travelling 32 knots too fast with a 12 knots tailwind component.

It is understood that the wheel brakes were then applied 'before the full activation of the anti-skid protection systems' causing both inboard main wheels to lock and the subsequent failure of their tyres. There were no reported injuries. It is understood that the pilot handling the aircraft at the time of the accident was HRH The Prince of Wales who was attending a series of engagements in the Hebridean Islands.

The flight had come from Aberdeen. Runway 13/31 at Islay is 1,545 metres long with a landing distance available of 1,245 metres. The runway has a tarmac surface. It is reported that the Board of Inquiry found the captain 'negligent' in that '(he failed) to intervene when the aircraft performance and limitations were exceeded in the final stages of the flight'.

The navigator was also apparently found 'negligent' for 'failing to advise the captain of the tailwind component and to draw his attention to the inaccurate approach parameters.'

Sources:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1990%E2%80%9399)#1994
2. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/British-Aerospace/BAe-146/E1021/ZE700-Royal-Air-Force
3. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/prince-gives-up-flying-royal-aircraft-after-hebrides-crash-1592247.html
4. https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/271099-prince-charles-prang-isle-islay-june-1995-a.html
5. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12737326.Pilot_Prince_plays_down_Islay_air_scare/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2016 19:28 Dr.John Smith Added
11-Nov-2018 13:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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