Bird strike Incident Saab 2000 G-LGNP, Friday 19 October 2018
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Date:Friday 19 October 2018
Time:20:00 approx
Type:Silhouette image of generic SB20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Saab 2000
Registration: G-LGNP
MSN: 2000-018
Year of manufacture:1995
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands (LSI/EGPB) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands (LSI/EGPB)
Destination airport:Glasgow (GLA/EGPF)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Flight LM438 from Sumburgh Shetland Island (EGPB) to Glasgow Airport (EGPF) on 19-10-2018 suffered a bird strike just after takeoff at 1,500 ft. Flames were seen from the left engine, then a strong odour of fuel developed, and the aircraft returned to land at Sumburgh. All 43 persons on board (40 passengers and 3 crew) were unharmed. An alternate aircraft (G-LGNS) was provided the following morning and nearly 24 hrs later G-LGNP is still at Sumburgh. FR24 trace shows the aircraft reaching 5,000 ft a few miles south of Sumburgh before turning left and descending below coverage.

Aircraft was ferried to Inverness 24th October and back in service on 25th.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

28 May 2012 YR-SBJ Carpatair 0 Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR/LIRQ) non
Engine failure


SAAB-SCANIA 2000 (G-LGNP) Take-off Loganair Stornoway to Glasgow operating as BE6823 22-10-2015: Saab 2000 G-LGNP IMG 4214 (39387014041)

Revision history:

20-Oct-2018 17:05 dh1141b Added
23-Oct-2018 22:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
23-Oct-2018 22:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
25-Oct-2018 14:47 dh1141b Updated [Narrative]

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