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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192390
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Date:21-DEC-2016
Time:17:35 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Aurigny Air Services
Registration: G-COBO
C/n / msn: 0852
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Guernsey, Channel Islands -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands (GCI/EGJB)
Destination airport:Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Investigating agency: Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) - United Kingdom
Narrative:
Aurigny Air Services flight GR678, an ATR 72-500, suffered a brief loss of control due to ice accretion on the aircraft while in the climb after takeoff from Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands, U.K.
The aircraft took off from runway 27 at 17:18 UTC. ADS-B data from flight tracking website Flightradar24 shows the aircraft was climbing to the north over the English Channel when suddenly it lost altitude and speed. At 17:34 the aircraft descended from about 12950 feet to 12037 feet. The groud speed then dropped from 242 knots to 174 knots. The flight crew then maintained an altitude of about 13000 feet until commencing a descending right hand turn at 17:37 for a turn back to Guernsey.
The aircraft returned for a safe landing on runway 27 at 17:59.

Weather reported about the time of the incident:
EGJB 211720Z 23006KT 4500 -RADZ BR FEW003 SCT007 BKN048 11/11 Q1022
EGJB 211820Z 24005KT 6000 -DZ SCT004 BKN018 10/09 Q1022 RERA REDZ

Sources:

https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/serious-incident-to-an-atr-72-operated-by-aurigny-air-services-on-21122016-near-guernsey-island-investigation-led-by-aaib-united-kingdom/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Dec-2016 19:00 harro Added
28-Dec-2016 19:06 harro Updated [Narrative]
28-Dec-2016 19:10 harro Updated [Narrative]

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