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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68646
Last updated: 30 August 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JS41 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 4102 Jetstream 41
Owner/operator:Eastern Airways
Registration: G-MAJV
C/n / msn: 41074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Climbing through FL90 north-west of Aberdeen -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD)
Destination airport:Faroe Islands-Vagar Airport (FAE/EKVG)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft departed Aberdeen in snow and freezing conditions, but had not been de-iced and anti-iced appropriately. During the climb the elevator became jammed by ice. The crew used changes in power and higher forces on the elevator controls to gain sufficient control to descend into warmer air, where the ice melted. Two Safety Recommendations are made. The investigation also identified that the commander's fitness to fly, coupled with pressures he may have felt to operate the flight, may have been contributory factors in the incident.




Photo of G-MAJV courtesy

Aberdeen - Dyce (EGPD / ABZ)
29 November 2008; (c) Mark McEwan

Revision history:

08-Oct-2009 11:34 harro Added
09-Dec-2014 19:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Embed code]

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