Suspected fire leads to new aircraft inquiry
Tuesday 22 September 1992
It is the eighth time in two years that the Department of Transport's Air Accidents Investigation Branch has had an inquiry into safety fears over a British Aerospace Advanced Turbo Prop (ATP) plane.
Yesterday, smoke was seen coming out of the starboard engine when the British Airways 5780 flight from Aberdeen landed at Sumburgh. One woman suffered slight injuries when the 47 passengers and four crew had to escape down a safety chute. British Airways and Loganair operate 18 ATPs in Scotland and England.
The Civil Aviation Authority banned all ground manoeuvring in winds over 52 knots and altered flight manuals after a Department of Transport inquiry last April into an accident at Sumburgh airport in December 1991.
A CAA spokesman said yesterday: 'We are aware of problems the ATPs are having and we have made recommendations according to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch of the Department of Transport.'
David Deas, of the AAIB, said all accidents involving the ATPs were being investigated and a report would be published soon.
- 1 Bill Clinton portrait features Monica Lewinsky reference, artist admits
- 2 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 Average penis size revealed: Scientists attempt to find what is 'normal' to reassure concerned men
Bill Clinton portrait features Monica Lewinsky reference, artist admits
Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
Kanye West gives guest lecture at Oxford University: 'If I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone'
'This is what Islam tells us to do': A rare glimpse inside a Saudi Arabian prison – where Isis terrorists are showered with perks and privileges
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
£28000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A consultant is required to pro...
£12675 - £16000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Office Assistant is required...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an excellent opportunit...
£15000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Trainee Case Handler/Probate ...