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Leicestershire

Crash of a Boeing 737-476SF in East Midlands

Date & Time: Apr 29, 2014 at 0226 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EI-STD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Paris-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle – East Midlands
MSN:
24433/1881
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
ABR1748
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4500
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3900
Circumstances:
Aircraft was carrying 10 tons of freight from Paris-Roissy-CDG to East Midlands. Following an uneventful flight, crew completed the approach and the landing procedure on runway 27. After a normal deceleration, crew was preparing to vacate the runway at low speed when the left main gear strut broke. The gear collapsed and the aircraft sunk on runway. Both pilots were uninjured while the aircraft was badly damaged. It appears the aircraft just undergone an A type maintenance check during the last weekend of 26 and 27 of April, few hours prior to the accident.

Crash of a Boeing 737-300 in East Midlands

Date & Time: Jun 15, 2006 at 0502 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OO-TND
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Liège-Stansted
MSN:
23515/1355
YOM:
1987
Flight number:
TAY325N
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8325
Captain / Total hours on type:
4100.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1674
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1377
Aircraft flight hours:
45832
Aircraft flight cycles:
34088
Circumstances:
On approach to Stansted, visibility was poor and the crew diverted to East Midlands. On approach to this second airport, the crew descended too low and the aircraft struck the ground 90 metres left of runway 27. On impact, the right gear was sheared off and the crew decided to divert to Birmingham where a safe landing was performed. The crew disconnected both autopilot on a CAT III approach and passed the minimum safe altitude without terrain in sight.