Incident Saab 340B G-LGN?, Wednesday 27 July 2011
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Date:Wednesday 27 July 2011
Time:c. 15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Saab 340B
Owner/operator:Loganair
Registration: G-LGN?
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Nr Stornoway Airport, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Glasgow Airport, Paisley (GLA/EGPF)
Destination airport:Stornaway Airport, Isle of Lewis (SYY)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
A Loganair Saab 340B on behalf of Flybe, flight BE-6826 from Glasgow to Stornoway, with 37 passengers, was on approach to Stornoway about 20 nautical miles out when the crew needed to shut an engine down. The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Stornoway. The return flight was cancelled. According to contemporary press reports:

"A passenger plane carrying 37 people has managed to land safely despite one of its engines shutting down in mid-air. Emergency services rushed to Stornoway Airport on Lewis after receiving a call just before 3pm on Wednesday.

The plane, a propeller-driven Saab 340 operated by Flybe, departed from Glasgow and was coming in over the Minch when it reported the fault. Passengers reportedly said both the pilot and crew had dealt with the emergency well, after the plane landed with just one working engine. A spokeswoman for Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service said: "We had two crews on stand-by but luckily the plane landed safely."

No-one was injured in the incident".

Sources:

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-14316642
2. http://news.scotsman.com/inverness/Plane-in-engine-drama.6808767.jp
3. https://stv.tv/news/highlands-islands/264040-plane-lands-after-losing-engine-in-mid-air/
4. http://avherald.com/h?article=4405ea1e&opt=768

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jul-2011 02:11 dh1141b Added
29-Jul-2011 00:13 dh1141b Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source]
31-Aug-2015 22:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Oct-2015 16:29 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator]
11-Dec-2016 21:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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