Incident ATR 72-600 G-CMFI, Saturday 7 January 2023
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Date:Saturday 7 January 2023
Time:16:02 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 72-600
Owner/operator:Eastern Airways
Registration: G-CMFI
MSN: 1312
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:10 nm South East of Exeter, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Destination airport:Newquay-Cornwall Airport (NQY/EGHQ)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
An Eastern Airways Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-600, registration G-CMFI performing flight T3-456 from London Gatwick, to Newquay, was en-route at FL160 about 10 nautical miles southeast of Exeter, Devon, when the right hand windshield cracked prompting the crew to divert to Exeter for a safe landing on runway 26 about 17 minutes later at 16:21.

The aircraft was still on the ground at Exeter Airport about 27 hours after landing.

Note that G-CMFI was the same ATR-72-600 that was involved in a "smoke in the cockpit" incident at Leeds-Bradford Airport (LBA) on 9 October 2022 (see separate entry).



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

9 October 2022 G-CMFI Eastern Airways 0 Leeds-Bradford Airport, Yeadon, West Yorkshire (LBA/EGNM) non
Inflight smoke


G-CMFI, ATR 72-600 Eastern Airways, Newquay G-CMFI, ATR 72-600 Eastern Airways, Newquay, Cornwall, September 18, 2022

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