Date & Time: Jun 15, 2006 at 0502 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 737-300
Operator:
Registration:
OO-TND
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Liège-Stansted
MSN:
23515/1355
YOM:
1987
Flight number:
TAY325N
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8325
Captain / Total hours on type:
4100
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1674
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1377
Aircraft flight hours:
45832
Aircraft flight cycles:
34088
Circumstances:
On approach to Stansted, visibility was poor and the crew diverted to East Midlands. On approach to this second airport, the crew descended too low and the aircraft struck the ground 90 metres left of runway 27. On impact, the right gear was sheared off and the crew decided to divert to Birmingham where a safe landing was performed. The crew disconnected both autopilot on a CAT III approach and passed the minimum safe altitude without terrain in sight.