Splashdown in the Firth of Forth: The crash of Loganair flight 670A

The wreckage of Loganair flight 670A is revealed during low tide the day after the accident. (AAIB)
G-BNMT, the aircraft involved in the accident. It was painted in British Airways livery under a franchise agreement. (Ian Howat)
Route of Loganair flight 670A. (Google + own work).
Diagram of the various covers and tiedown straps used to secure a Short 360 overnight, including the engine air intake bungs. (AAIB)
How air moves through the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67R engine. (AAIB + own work)
How the anti-icing vanes change airflow through the engine. (AAIB + own work)
The switches that First Officer Dixon used to activate the engine anti-ice vanes. (AAIB)
How the slush blocked airflow into the engines when the anti-vanes were opened. (AAIB + own work)
The ground track of flight 670A. Note how close they got to the shore. (AAIB)
The broken tail section of the Short 360 is seen here the morning after the accident. (AAIB)
More of the plane became visible as the tide receded. (AAIB)
By neap tide, the whole plane was exposed. (AAIB)
Investigators work at the site of the accident. (BBC News)

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Analyzer of plane crashes and author of upcoming book (eventually™). Contact me via @Admiral_Cloudberg on Reddit or by email at kylanddempsey@gmail.com.

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