Accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 G-CEXA, Tuesday 6 May 1997
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Date:Tuesday 6 May 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
Owner/operator:Channel Express
Registration: G-CEXA
MSN: 10503
Year of manufacture:1974
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bournemouth International Airport (BOH/EGHH)
Destination airport:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER/EGJJ)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The morning newspaper flight to Jersey departed Bournemouth at 06:38. The first officer, who was on his first line training flight, was pilot flying. The F-27 was radar vectored for an ILS runway 27 approach. Weather included wind from 330 deg at 24-34 kts with a visibility of 30 km and a cloud base of 1600 feet. The captain took control of the plane four seconds before touchdown. The plane landed heavily nosewheel first (+3.7 g), causing the nose gear to be pushed rearwards into the aircraft structure. The aircraft bounced and after the second touchdown (+3.0 g), the main landing gear retracted. It slid several hundred meters on the runway before sliding off into the grass.

The AAIB did not conduct a full formal investigation. The AAIB Bulletin report did not contain a Probable Cause.


AAIB Bulletin December 1997


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