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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209873
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:24-APR-2018
Time:06:42 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic E190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-195LR
Owner/operator:Flybe
Registration: G-FBEL
MSN: 19000184
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Initial climb after takeoff from Newquay Airport, Newquay, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Newquay airport, Newquay, Cornwall (EGHQ)
Destination airport:London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Narrative:
A Flybe Embraer ERJ-195, registration G-FBEL performing flight BE-801 from Newquay, Cornwall to London Gatwick, with 92 passengers, was climbing through FL120 out of Newquay when the crew stopped the climb due to a cracked outer layer of a windshield and returned to Newquay for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were taken by bus to London. The occurrence aircraft was still on the ground about 34 hours after landing back. No one was injured.

Sources:

1. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/04/25/flybe-plane-makes-emergency-landing-after-cockpit-windshield-cracks.html
2. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6141489/flybe-plane-flight-cracked-windscreen-picture/
3. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-fbel#11254574
4. https://avherald.com/h?article=4b7c2c44&opt=0

Media:


Images:

Photo of G-FBEL courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Gatwick (EGKK / LGW)
28 December 2017; (c) Dean Gibbs


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Apr-2018 15:44 Iceman 29 Added
25-Apr-2018 15:45 Iceman 29 Updated [Date, Embed code]
26-Apr-2018 20:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Apr-2018 15:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
05-May-2018 15:30 Chieftain Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
15-Jun-2018 17:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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