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.



Investigation data

Theme Aviation

Start date research

Publication date report

Type Shortened Investigation

Status Completed

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