BN2A Mk.III-2 Trislander, G-RLON, 24 March 2009
BN2A Mk.III-2 Trislander, G-RLON
Shortly after taking off, the nose baggage bay door OPEN warning light illuminated. The commander initiated a turnback but, while over the sea, the door separated. The aircraft landed safely. In the absence of any physical evidence from the door and its latch, it was not possible to conclude the exact cause of the separation. However from an inspection of the operator’s other aircraft some wear was identified in the door latching mechanism. The manufacturer has subsequently issued a Service Bulletin which specifies an inspection of the door latching mechanism.
BN2A Mk III-2 Trislander, G-RLON 11-09.pdf (461.30 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 24 March 2009