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Last updated: 17 June 2018
Datum:Mittwoch 16 Juli 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Avro 685 York C.1
Fluggesellschaft:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Kennzeichen: G-AGNR
Werknummer: 1219
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Az-Zubair (   Iran)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Cairo (unknown airport), Ägypten
Flug nach:Basra International Airport (BSR/ORMM), Irak
Avro York G-AGMR had been scheduled to operate a flight from the UK to Calcutta through Malta, Cairo, Basrah, Karachi and Delhi. Because of poor visibility at Basrah, the crew accepted a diversion to Shaibah. Three attempts to land at Shaibah failed. On the fourth attempt the crew used the RAF descend through cloud procedure (QGH). During this approach the York touched the ground. Power was applied, and the aircraft climbed over a small wood before crashing back 740yds further on.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error on the part of the pilot in continuing the flight in unsuitable weather conditions coupled with lack of co-operation by the Air Traffic Control."


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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