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Date:Friday 27 November 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic L29B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1329 JetStar 731
Operator:Aerospace Finance Leasing Inc
Registration: N6NE
MSN: 5006
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Southampton-Eastleigh Airport (SOU) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Southampton-Eastleigh Airport (SOU/EGHI), United Kingdom
Substantially damaged 27-11-1992 when ran off the end of the runway at Southampton Airport, Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire. No injuries sustained by the seven persons on board (crew of two plus five passengers). According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident: "During the final stage of an ILS approach to Runway 20 at Southampton, the aircraft reportedly encountered wind shear and the pilot increased power to compensate for a 10 knot loss of airspeed. The aircraft subsequently touched down some 500 feet along the runway. During the landing roll, maximum braking was used but this appeared to be ineffective and the crew suspected that the aircraft was aquaplaning. Reverse thrust was activated, but the crew received no indication that it had deployed correctly, and assumed that it had not. The aircraft was not stopped before the end of the runway and it overran by some 75 metres onto the grass. The accident happened in daylight (16:16 Local Time) but in poor weather with low cloud and rain, wind 150 degrees at 11 knots. Runway 20 at Southampton has a landing distance of 1605 metres, and a concrete surface. The runway was wet. The aircraft was operating a flight from Istanbul." Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Not reported". However, the aircraft was withdrawn from use and handed over to the fire crews at Southampton Airport for use as a training aid. It has not been burnt, but has been chopped into three pieces by the fire crew's axes, and was described on 23-3-2010 as being in a "poor state" (see link 4). To confuse "spotters", the fake Spanish registration "EC-GWE" has been painted on the airframe! The US registration N6NE was cancelled by the FAA on 31-3-2012 (see link #2)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Summary report
Language: English


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Distance from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport to Southampton-Eastleigh Airport as the crow flies is 2541 km (1588 miles).

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