- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: September 14, 1999
Time: 23:47
Location: Girona, Spain
Operator: Britannia Airways
Flight #: 226A
Route: Cardiff, Wales, UK - Girona, Spain
AC Type: Boeing 757-204
Registration: G-BYAG
cn / ln: 26965/517
Aboard: 245   (passengers:236  crew:9)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:1  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft touched down hard, bounced, and made a second heavier touchdown causing substantial damage to the nosewheel and its supports. The Boeing 757 left the runway at high speed, approximately 1,000m from the second touchdown point. It then ran 343m across flat grassland beside the runway, before going diagonally over a substantial earth mound adjacent to the airport boundary, becoming semi airborne as a result. Beyond the mound it hit a number of medium sized trees and the right engine struck the boundary fence. The aircraft then passed through the fence, re-landed in a field and both main landing gears collapsed. It finally stopped after a slide across the field. One passenger, who had been admitted to hospital with apparently minor injuries and discharged the following day, died five days later from unsuspected internal injuries.
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