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Accident description
Last updated: 1 July 2016
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 23 August 1947
Type:Avro 689 Tudor 2
Operator:UK Ministry of Supply
Registration: G-AGSU
C/n / msn: 1235
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Woodford Airport (WFD) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Woodford Airport (WFD/EGCD), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Woodford Airport (WFD/EGCD), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Avro Tudor G-AGSU took off for a test flight and climbed to 50-80 feet. The right hand wingtip then struck the ground until the aircraft crashed into trees, ending up in a pond.
Chief Designer for the Avro Company, Roy Chadwick, was killed in the accident along with three other crew members.


PROBABLE CAUSE: Incorrect assembly of the aileron control circuit.

Sources:
» Flight International


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