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Disastrous Dinners: Kegworth Air Disaster

Disastrous Dinners: Kegworth Air Disaster
  • Date From 19th November 2019
  • Date To 19th November 2019
  • Price Free, food and drink purchased on the night.
  • Location The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS

Shortly before 20:00 on 8 January 1989, a British Midland flight took off from Heathrow Airport bound for Belfast. At 20:25 the aeroplane crashed across the M1 motorway, just east of East Midlands Airport.

During the climb a fan blade in the No. 1 engine had detached. The flight crew incorrectly identified the No. 2 engine as the problem and shut it down. Why? Human error was the "usual suspect", but were the pilots set up to fail? What lessons learned are transferable? And are there any parallels with the recent Boeing 737-Max crashes?

Disastrous Dinners is a series of talks focusing on an accident or disaster and what can be learnt from it. After the presentation a social dinner and drinks along with lots of time to continue the discussion will be available. 


18:30 for a 19:00 start till 19:30.

A social dinner is available after 19:30.


Ian Clarke - Ian is a retired Process Safety Engineer. During his 36-year career with a petrochemical major (22-years in Process Safety) he fulfilled plant and project support roles in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia. 


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