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Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12808 posts, RR: 34
Posted (14 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2306 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, 12808 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2242 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, 25132 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2236 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?

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2229 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.


User currently offlineMrjworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2231 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.

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 (14 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

Here's latest from BBC News Scotland:

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

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9602 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2172 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 (14 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

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

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 2159 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: 2
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months ago) and read 2138 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 (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

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

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