Thursday, 7 February 2019

Flybe flight BE1265 diverts due to technical problem

Flightradar24 followed the flight.                             image Flightradar24

A flybe Bombardier Q400 registration G-JECX flying from Manchester to Luxembourg performing flight BE1265 this afternoon developed a technical fault that caused the crew to divert and make an emergency landing at Birmingham.

The aircraft concerned was also at the centre of an Air Accident Investigation Branch investigation in April last year following a tail strike at Newquay airport. The 12-year-old aircraft has an all economy seating configuration capable of accommodating up to 78 passengers. 

The flight crew shut one engine down during the flight and the aircraft was met on arrival by Birmingham Airport's fire service who followed the aircraft to stand.  There were some unconfirmed reports of smoke coming from the shutdown powerplant.