Flightline BAe 146 returns to service after repairs

Flightline BAe 146-300 G-BPNT

Flightline BAe 146-300 G-BPNT, landing at Luton (Mick Bajcar)

BAe 146-300 G-BPNT (msn E3126) of Flightline, who was damaged Firenze on 29 May 2004, has returned to service. She encountered severe wind shear while attempting to land. The crew initiated a go-around, but the rear of the fuselage struck the ground. The aircraft went around the circuit and landed safely. Although the crew (who were the only ones aboard) were not injured, G-BPNT suffered substantial damage to her rear pressure bulkhead, and repairing it took considerable time. She was finally ferried back to Southend on 18 December, and returned to service a few days later, in what seems to have become Flightline’s official livery of white fuselage with large titles.

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