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Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 13 januari 2000
Tijd:14:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 360-300
Vloog voor:Sirte Oil Company
Gehuurd van:Avisto
Registratie: HB-AAM
Constructienummer: SH.3763
Bouwjaar: 1990-01-06 (10 years )
Aantal vlieguren:7138
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 38
Totaal:slachtoffers: 22 / inzittenden: 41
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) van Marsa el-Brega (   LibiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), LibiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Marsa el-Brega Airport (LMQ/HLMB), LibiŽ
Beschrijving:
The Shorts 360 plane had been leased to Sirte Oil Co in Libya to transport workers between its headquarters and various oil fields.
The aircraft departed Tripoli at 12:29. En route to Marsa el-Brega the crew noted a fuel imbalance and did a cross feed until fuel was balanced again at 14:17. The descent from FL70 was started at 14:25. Eleven minutes later both engines flamed out. The aircraft was ditched off the Libyan coast in a 10deg nose up attitude. The tail broke off and the wreckage sank inverted to a depth of 38 m, about 3 miles from the coast.
According to the Libyan investigation report, the first officer and co-pilot, who both survived, were so busy talking about how to fly the Fokker F-28 aircraft that they failed to switch on the anti-icing system for the engines as weather conditions deteriorated. As the aircraft came in to land, ice that had been allowed to build up melted, flooding the engines and cutting off the power. A device that might have restarted the engines was not switched on. There were no lifejackets on board and many of the dead drowned because they were unaware that their seat cushions doubled as floats.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
- "melting of ice formed at engines intake resulted in ware ingestion and both engine flame out.
- flight crew failed to operate engine anti-icing system.
- flight crew were busy with a discussion not relevant to their flight or the a/c."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAA Libya
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report
Language: English

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photo of Shorts-360-300-HB-AAM
accident date: 13-01-2000
type: Shorts 360-300
registration: HB-AAM
photo of Shorts-360-300-HB-AAM
accident date: 13-01-2000
type: Shorts 360-300
registration: HB-AAM
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tripoli International Airport en Marsa el-Brega Airport bedraagt 655 km (409 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Shorts 360

  • 172 built
  • 8e ongeval
  • 2e dodelijk ongeval
  • The zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
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 LibiŽ
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  • 6e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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