Jetstream 4102, G-MAJV
The aircraft departed Aberdeen in snow and freezing conditions, but had not been de-iced and anti-iced appropriately. During the climb the elevator became jammed by ice. The crew used changes in power and higher forces on the elevator controls to gain sufficient control to descend into warmer air, where the ice melted. Two Safety Recommendations are made. The investigation also identified that the commander’s fitness to fly, coupled with pressures he may have felt to operate the flight, may have been contributory factors in the incident.
Jetstream 4102, G-MAJV 10-09.pdf (484.00 kb)