Incident Avro RJ100 G-BZAY, Wednesday 8 May 2002
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Date:Wednesday 8 May 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic RJ1H model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro RJ100
Owner/operator:British Airways CityFlyer
Registration: G-BZAY
MSN: E3368
Year of manufacture:2000
Engine model:Allied Signal LF-507-1F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The BA Cityflyer flight was taking off from London-Gatwick for Paris-Charles de Gaulle. During take off on runway 08L, the right main gears tyres bust. Disintegration of the tyre damaged adjacent areas including sensor electrical wiring, which in turn led to secondary failure indications.

Despite this, the Avro RJ100 took off and was put into a holding pattern until air traffic control told them they could land back at Gatwick. The flight landed safely back at Gatwick, with no injuries sustained by the 46 persons on board (40 passengers and 6 crew)

Nature of Damage to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Burst right main landing gear tyre, with associated damage to inboard flap, landing gear fairings, sensor wiring, fuselage and wheel well."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:


British Airways Cityflyer Avro RJ 100, G-BZAY at Zurich (ZRH) on 16-05-2000: 94az - British Airways Avro RJ 100; G-BZAY@ZRH;16.05.2000 (8352989173)

Revision history:

10-May-2012 13:27 ryan Added
21-Jul-2016 12:31 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Jul-2016 12:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
21-Jul-2016 12:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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