Sector Aviation

Runway excursion after leakage in hydraulic system, Saab 340B, G-LGNJ, 30 September 2015 Rotterdam The Hague Airport


Shortly after take-off from Rotterdam The Hague Airport to Aberdeen International Airport a Saab 340B with fifteen passengers, two flight crew and one cabin crew on board experienced a main hydraulic system failure on 30 September 2015. The aircraft returned to the airport of departure after having flown for a while in the nearby holding for trouble shooting. A safe landing was executed and the aircraft came to a stop on the runway, but during the engine shutdown the aircraft moved forward and to the left. The aircraft came to a full stop into the grass of the runway’s left hand shoulder. An emergency evacuation of the passengers followed. The passengers were uninjured.


  • Start date 30 sep. 2015
  • End date 19 dec. 2016
  • Type investigationShort
  • Status investigationClosed