Hard landing Accident Boeing 737-3T5 G-BLKD, Sunday 25 February 1990
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Date:Sunday 25 February 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-3T5
Owner/operator:Britannia Airways
Registration: G-BLKD
MSN: 23062/1083
Year of manufacture:1985
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 154
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGNX) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG)
Destination airport:East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGNX)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 25-02-1990, Boeing 737-300 G-BLKD of Britannia Airways landed hard on runway 27 at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire at the end of a flight from Málaga, during strong cross winds. None of 7 crew and 146 passengers was injured, but the plane had substantial damage to it.

Per the official AAIB report damage sustained to the airframe was "wrinkling and creasing of the underside forward fuselage skin above the nose landing gear; both nose wheels distorted, and internal damage"

Aircraft repaired and returned to service: de-registered 01-05-1992 when sold/traded in to a new owner in the USA. Initially with Miami Air as N733MA. Later to Southwest Airlines as N692SW

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


1. AAIB: http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Boeing%20737-300,%20G-BLKD%2007-90.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BLKD
3. http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b737-23062.htm


Boeing 737-300 G-BLKD on lease to Aloha at Honolulu-International (HNL/PHNL) Hawaii, 09-01-1991
© DeMo Bo

Revision history:

20-Mar-2013 05:48 ryan Added
14-Nov-2014 21:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Nov-2014 21:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
11-Feb-2016 19:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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