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Darwin Airlines Saab 2000 incident in LCY

Old 10th Jun 2005, 11:53
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Red face Darwin Airlines Saab 2000 incident in LCY

> Flight Safety Information (10JUN05-211)
> _______________________________________
> *London city airport open to traffic after plane accident > ****************************************
> London city airport open to traffic after plane accident
> LONDON, June 9 (Xinhuanet) -- London City Airport is now open to traffic
> after a Swiss passenger plane flying from Swiss capital Berne made an
> emergency landing there Thursday afternoon.
> Passengers leaving for Geneva on a flight scheduled around 12:00 has just
> got announcement to board their plane after the delay.
> The Darwin Airlines flight heading to London via Swiss city Lugano had its
> left engine caught on fire around 1:15 pm when it was landing on the
> airport runway.
> No specific figure of passengers has been given, but ground service staff
> estimated it as below 10 people.
> Firemen rushed to the spot as passengers in their panic jumped from the
> cabin which is about one meter over the ground. Some fellwhile trying to
> get off. All passengers were safely evacuated.
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Old 10th Jun 2005, 11:58
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This is weird. I have heard about this accident a couple of times yesterday but when looking through the media websites, the airports own site and AAIB site, there has been absolutely no mention of this at all anywhere. Guess I will have to wait til the AAIB Bulletin thumps onto my doorstep to see what went on, as no-one seems to know anything about it in the usual channels.

Very weird.
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Just arrived at LCY this afternoon.

There was a Darwin SAAB parked by the GA area.

Didn't pay any attention to it, so can't comment on any evidence of a fire etc.
 
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can't say I like the idea of that name, shades of "Darwin Awards" and all that.
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As always - press play a blinder!

1. There was no Accident
2. The aircraft was on stand (I believe) when the incident occurred.
3. Within 7 minutes or so everything was back to normal.

I was vectoring a D328 as number 2 when we were informed - aircraft was held off (he was at 6nm n the ILS) whilst the fire service checked things out (Initially there was no fire cover for the inbound traffic following the incident and initial investigation)

Fairly quickly normal service was resumed.

Well done to the D328 crew who were very understanding. I told them they couldn't commence an approach and would vector them over London (10 in use) and asked if there was anything they wanted to see!!! Had a good 7 or 8 minutes giving them headings around the zones. An absolutely beautiful gin clear sunny day over London with no cloud. The pax must have loved it! The crews seemed happy as I pointed out things to see!!

All on LCY's busiest day with 304 movements I believe. (Would have been 305!!!)
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All on LCY's busiest day with 304 movements I believe. (Would have been 305!!!)
What's the average movements per day? (Mon-Fri as obviously reduced opening at weekends)

Firemen rushed to the spot as passengers in their panic jumped from the cabin which is about one meter over the ground. Some fellwhile trying to get off. All passengers were safely evacuated.
I presume the above is tosh & it was an orderly evacuation?

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Old 11th Jun 2005, 10:06
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No emergency landing.
No engine fire.
Loss of oil produced a lot of smoke when part of no.1 generator destroyed itself.
Not sure about the evacuation being orderly.

Certainly nothing worthy of media coverage.
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Departed lunchtime today for Basel (presume S.2000 maintenance base) after doing plenty of ground engine runs that nicely woke up those of us who live to the north of the airfield and fancied a Sunday morning lie-in ! Cue Mrs WHBM (making a rare appearence here on PPRuNe) with "What on earth is that plane doing over at the airport ......"

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An oil leak on engine 1, causing plenty of smoke but no fire.
However, not an orderly evacuation. Passengers jumping from the door to the ground and running from the aircraft. One woman fell flat on her face out of the 1m+ door. Was working on the adjacent stand at the time.
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