B735, en-route, North East of London UK, 1996

Summary: 

On 5 September 1996, a Boeing 737-500 operated by British Midland, encountered severe wake turbulence whilst in the hold over London. The wake was attributed to a B767 some 6 nm ahead.

Event Details
When: 
05/09/1996
Event Type: 
Day/Night: 
Day
Flight Conditions: 
VMC

18959

Flight Details
Aircraft: 
Operator: 
Type of Flight: 
Public Transport (Passenger)
Flight Origin: 
Intended Destination: 
Actual Destination: 
Take-off Commenced: 
Yes
Flight Airborne: 
Yes
Flight Completed: 
Yes
Phase of Flight: 
Descent
Location
Approx.: 
near Lambourne VOR, London UK
LOC
Tag(s): 
Temporary Control Loss
WAKE
Tag(s): 
ICAO Standard Wake Separation prevailed, In trail event
Outcome
Damage or injury: 
Yes
Non-aircraft damage: 
Yes
Non-occupant Casualties: 
No
Off Airport Landing: 
Yes
Ditching: 
Yes
Causal Factor Group(s)
Group(s): 
Aircraft Operation
Safety Recommendation(s)
Group(s): 
None Made
Investigation Type
Type: 
Independent

Description

On 5 September 1996, a Boeing 737-500 operated by British Midland, encountered severe wake turbulence whilst in the hold over London. The wake was attributed to a B767 Series some 6 nm ahead.

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Further Reading

For further information see the incident report published by AAIB.

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