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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Date:Friday 27 August 1948
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian 1
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AGMB
C/n / msn: 1182
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tengah RAF Station (TGA) (   Singapore)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tengah RAF Station (TGA/WSAT), Singapore
Destination airport:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka
One hour into the flight to Colombo, the low oil pressure on one of the engines forced the pilot to return to Singapore. The aircraft overran the runway onto rough ground on landing.

Runway excursion

» The Age - Aug 28, 1948


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Distance from Tengah RAF Station to Colombo-Ratmalana Airport as the crow flies is 2696 km (1685 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.
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