Unfallbericht:The Lancastrian was climbing through about 9000 feet when then no. 4 engine caught fire. This engine was shut down, and the aircraft returned to Bermuda. Premature selection of full flaps down caused the aircraft to undershot the runway. The pilot's mental reactions and judgement were probably adversely affected by the high concentration of petrol vapour to which he had been subjected.
|Datum:||13 NOV 1947|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Avro 691 Lancastrian 3|
|Fluggesellschaft:||British South American Airways - BSAA|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Bermuda Air Terminal (BDA) (Bermuda)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Bermuda Air Terminal (BDA/TXKF), Bermuda|
|Flug nach:||Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores (SMA/LPAZ), Portugal|
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Distance from Bermuda Air Terminal to Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores as the crow flies is 3600 km (2250 miles).
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.