Re: BA 146

Date:         25 Mar 97 03:38:10 
From:         m-14651@mailbox.swipnet.se (Peter Cutting)
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Malmo Aviation here in Sweden uses quite a few of them.

One of them had an incident recently while taking off from Bromma/Stockholm?

It had just been repaired after a fuel truck bumped into one of its
ailerons. The dented aileron was replaced with a repared aileron. A plate
on the "new" aileron partially separated and its edge projected a few
centimetres into the  air stream just after becomming airborne.

This caused the plane to roll one way and the pilot had to lean on the
control column to hold it level. The crew thought it was a hydraulic fault
and shutdown the offending aileron. They then made an emergency landing at
another airport which had a longer runway.

Could have been nasty

Peter