ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192390
Last updated: 25 February 2017
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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.
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
|Owner/operator:||Aurigny Air Services|
|C/n / msn:|| 0852|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||near Guernsey, Channel Islands -
|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 |
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