AAIB investigation to Saab-Scania SF340B, G-LGNC

Engine cowling loose, during climb from Glasgow Airport, 20 July 2016.


The aircraft took-off from Glasgow Airport with an unsecured left engine cowling. The commander noticed it during the climb and the aircraft returned to Glasgow, where it landed safely.

After landing it was discovered that the loose cowling had been in contact with the rotating propeller. The operator determined that the member of engineering staff had been distracted during a maintenance task and had not secured the cowling before dispatch.

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Saab-Scania SF340B, G-LGNC 12-16

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Published 8 December 2016