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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Date:mercredi 16 juillet 1947
Type/Sous-type:Avro 685 York C.1
Compagnie:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Immatriculation: G-AGNR
Numéro de série: 1219
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Moteurs: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Equipage:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Total:victimes: 6 / à bord: 18
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Az-Zubair (   Iran)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Cairo (unknown airport), Egypte
Aéroport de destination: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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