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Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12324 posts, RR: 35
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

A Shorts 360 operated by BA franchisee Loganair (in BA c/s) has crashed shortly after t/o from Edinburgh Apt, Scotland, just after 5.40pm (12.40EST/09.40PST) today. According to police, the crew issued a mayday almost immediately after takeoff.

Weather conditions in Scotland and throughout much of the UK have been very poor over the past few days, with heavy snowfalls.

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12324 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

I forgot to mention that the aircraft was operating a cargo flight at the time; only two crew on board.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Did the crew survive? How did this happen? This is bad news for Loganair. Why did the a/c take off in a snow storm?


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User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

As of now, a recovery operation is underway. The aircraft went down in the Firth of Forth estuary about 5 miles after EDI dep and according to the media suffered a "double engine failure".

There are conflicting reports as to the crew - it appears thought that they have not yet been rescued. RAF and Navy helicopters are on the scene.

Some report say that it was a positioning flight to Belfast, not a cargo flight.

Scotty


User currently offlineMrjworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Latest:

The aircraft, which is believed to be a Loganair Shorts 360, ditched into the sea near to Granton.
A spokesman for RAF Kinloss, which is co-ordinating the rescue mission, said he understood the two crew were the only people on board the cargo flight.

Source- BBC

The Shorts 360 does have a passenger capacity of 36 although this one was configured to a Cargo role.


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User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Here's latest from BBC News Scotland:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/scotland/newsid_1193000/1193147.stm

Shocking story. I'm now in Edinburgh and only the idea of tasting the sea now gives me shivers...




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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9483 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

There haven't been any snow storms in Edinburgh today though it's been overcast, cold and windy. The latest news I've seen from about 21:00 GMT is that the search for the crew is continuing.

I'm a little confused by the timing though. I had my scanner on all afternoon and, though I didn't notice any transmissions from the aircraft, I realised something was wrong shortly afterwards. Several minutes later (maybe 15 to 20) I looked at my watch and it was 17:10 so I don't see how it could have come down at 17:30. I was pretty sure about it at the time but maybe I got it wrong.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1673 times:

They also had an emergency landing this morning with a short when smoke filled teh cabin!
Not a good day for them!
Iain


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1676 times:

Operating a charter on behalf of Royal Mail.

Awful news, I hope the crew are rescued, if not, God bless...


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1655 times:

Regretfully both crew members are reported to have died in the accident. This is without a doubt one of the saddest days in the history of Scottish aviation and of Loganair, a fine little company with a proud track record.

Our thoughts are with the families.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

G-BNMT, both crew dead as they are stuck in the aircraft.

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