kaitak
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Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 4:00 am

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.
 
kaitak
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RE: Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 4:02 am

I forgot to mention that the aircraft was operating a cargo flight at the time; only two crew on board.
 
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RE: Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 4:10 am

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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Scotty
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RE: Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 4:15 am

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.

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Latest- Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 4:30 am

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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Sasha
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RE: Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 4:58 am

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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RE: Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 6:18 am

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.
 
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RE: Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 6:30 am

They also had an emergency landing this morning with a short when smoke filled teh cabin!
Not a good day for them!
Iain
 
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RE: Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 6:31 am

Operating a charter on behalf of Royal Mail.

Awful news, I hope the crew are rescued, if not, God bless...
 
Scotty
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RE: Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 8:11 am

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.
 
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RE: Loganair Shorts 360 Crashes

Wed Feb 28, 2001 10:07 am

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