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

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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 September 1996
Actual or Potential
Event Type
Loss of Control, Wake Vortex Turbulence
Day/Night Day
Flight Conditions VMC
Flight Details
Aircraft BOEING 737-500
Operator British Midland
Domicile United Kingdom
Type of Flight Public Transport (Passenger)
Origin Brussels Airport
Intended Destination London Heathrow Airport
Actual Destination London Heathrow Airport
Take off Commenced Yes
Flight Airborne Yes
Flight Completed Yes
Flight Phase Descent
ENR / APR
Location
Approx. near Lambourne VOR, London UK
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LOC
Tag(s) Temporary Control Loss
WAKE
Tag(s) ICAO Standard Wake Separation prevailed,
In trail event
Outcome
Damage or injury No
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.