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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186582
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H25B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Registration: N1310H
MSN: 258253
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Kerry -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kerry Airport (EIKY)
Destination airport:Gander Airport (CYQX)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Confidence Rating:
The aircraft departed runway 26 at Kerry Airport (EIKY) for a transatlantic flight to Gander (CYQX), Newfoundland, Canada. Shortly after departure, as it was passing 1,800 ft, the aircraft contacted Shannon low level control. When requested to confirm their squawk and passing altitude, the flight crew read back the correct squawk and stated that they were level at Flight Level Two Hundred. The Controller was concerned that the aircraft had levelled out at 2,000 ft and was tracking towards high ground in the Slieve Mish area of Co. Kerry. The controller then instructed the flight crew to climb to Flight Level Three Zero Zero and to expedite their climb until they were through four thousand feet. The flight crew complied with this instruction and the flight proceeded without further incident.

Probable Cause
1. The aircraft levelled at Two Thousand feet in close proximity to mountainous terrain, contrary to ATC clearance.
Contributory Causes:
1. The Flight Crew misinterpreted Flight Level Two Hundred as Two Thousand feet.
2. Clarification was not sought from ATC regarding the assigned stop climb Flight Level.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

19-Apr-2016 20:13 harro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Nov-2017 14:42 harro Updated [Source]

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