PSP 12 ; The Kegworth Air Disaster

In this episode we take an in depth look at the Kegworth Air Disaster of 8th January 1989, in which a BMI B737 suffered an engine failure and crashed just 900 meters short of the runway after the crew misidentified and shut down the wrong engine.






We have some great Squawks in Squawkbox and the usual scattering of chat, poor comedy and musical tomfoolery.

Intro & outro music by the legendary Geoff Whitehorn.

The AAIB full accident report following the Kegworth crash can be found  here



Mat Guest sent some information on Toncontin airport in Honduras

David Abbey says hi and it reminds me of my time travelling the USA

Ryan Harper has a great question about runway lengths.


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