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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247966
Last updated: 8 July 2021
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Date:18-FEB-2021
Time:07:20 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-500
Owner/operator:Loganair
Registration: G-LMRB
MSN: 484
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:North Sea, approx. 260 km North of Aberdeen -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ/EGPD)
Destination airport:Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands (LSI/EGPB)
Narrative:
Loganair flight LM901, an ATR 42-500, returned to Aberdeen following an engine failure.The aircraft departed Aberdeen, Scotland, at 06:54 UTC carrying oil industry personnel to Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands. The aircraft was en-route at FL170 about 25nm south of Sumburgh Airport when the crew descended the aircraft to FL110, turned around and returned to Aberdeen due to a problem with the right hand engine (PW127E). At that point the flight was over the North Sea, about 260 km North of Aberdeen and 50 km South of the destination, Sumburgh.

A safe landing was made back at Aberdeen at 08:14 UTC on Aberdeen's runway 16 about 55 minutes after the decision to turn around. There were 37 persons on board - 34 passengers and 3 crew.

A spokesperson for Loganair said: “Following an alert of a fault with the right-hand engine on flight LM901 travelling from Aberdeen to Sumburgh, the crew carried out the appropriate actions and returned to Aberdeen where the aircraft landed safely and normally at 08:15.

“The passengers will resume their journey on a replacement Loganair aircraft this morning, and engineering checks to identify the cause of the warning indication are already under way. We apologise to customers for the disruption to their journey, yet ask for their understanding that safety is always our first priority.”

The passengers of Flight LM901, in the replacement aircraft, finally arrived at Sumburgh at 11:20am UTC

Sources:

1. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9273649/Loganair-flight-Shetland-declares-mid-air-emergency-North-Sea.html
2. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lm901#26d9c375
3. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/02/18/sumburgh-bound-oil-flight-forced-to-return-to-aberdeen/
4. https://www.aeroinside.com/15375/logan-at42-near-shetland-on-feb-18th-2021-engine-problems
5. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/breaking-loganair-flight-declares-emergency-23521494
6. https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/north-sea/300502/flight-aberdeen-shetland-emergency-engine-fault/
7. https://avherald.com/h?article=4e338bef&opt=0

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Images:

Photo of G-LMRB courtesy AirHistory.net


Dundee (EGPN / DND)
16 September 2020; (c) Howard J Curtis

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Feb-2021 19:09 harro Added
18-Feb-2021 19:15 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Feb-2021 20:31 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
18-Feb-2021 20:33 harro Updated [Narrative]
18-Feb-2021 21:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Feb-2021 22:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Feb-2021 22:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
22-Feb-2021 20:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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