BBC: Four injured at Stornoway as a Loganair SAAB 340B is flown off the runway on take off

Loganair (Flybe) (Glasgow) flight BE 6821 to Glasgow on January 2 did not operate as planned. According to this BBC report, the Flybe flight, operated with a SAAB 340B (G-LGNL, msn 246) with 25 passengers and three crew members, was caught in a crosswind as it was attempting to take off. The SAAB 340B, after lifting off the runway, veered left and came to rest off the runway. Two passengers were taken to the hospital and two others received minor injuries according to the report but declined medical assistance.

Loganair is a Flybe franchise and operates under the Flybe brand.

Stornoway is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Stornoway is the largest town in the Western Isles and often receives stiff winds from the adjacent Atlantic Ocean.

The airline issued this short statement:

On departure from Stornoway Airport the 8.30 am flight BE 6821 for Glasgow left the runway during take off. The SAAB 340 aircraft was carrying 25 passengers and three crew members.

All passengers and crew were safely evacuated and returned to the airport’s terminal. Two passengers sustained minor injuries and have gone to the local hospital. A full investigation is now underway to ascertain the cause of the incident and the Air Accident Investigation Branch has been notified.

Read the full BBC report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister-ship SAAB 340B G-LGNF (msn 192) taxies at Glasgow with the special “Serving Scotland for 50 Years 1962-2012” logo.

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