Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13175 posts, RR: 33 Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2771 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.
Mrjworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2696 times:
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.
The Shorts 360 does have a passenger capacity of 36 although this one was configured to a Cargo role.
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9642 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2637 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.
Scotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2603 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.