Date: January 08, 1989
Time: 20:25
Location: Leicestershire, England
Operator: British Midland Airways
Flight #: 92
Route: London - Belfast
AC Type: Boeing B-737-4Y0
Registration: G-OBME
cn / ln: 23867/1603
Aboard: 126   (passengers:118  crew:8)
Fatalities: 47   (passengers:47  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: While en route and climbing through FL 280, a vibration was felt and the smell of smoke was detected. A fan blade on the No. 1 engine detached and caused a compressor stall and vibration of the aircraft. The crew throttled back the No. 2 engine and the vibration stopped. Soon after it was decided to shut down the No. 2 engine. While attempting to land, power was lost in the No. 1 engine, the aircraft stalled and crashed into trees 3,000 ft. short of the runway. The crew mistakenly shut down the wrong engine, lost power in the disabled engine and was unable to maintain flight in the final approach.

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