Narrative:Avro Tudor G-AKBY was chartered for a return flight from Llandow, Wales to Dublin (DUB), Ireland. The passengers attended a rugby match between Ireland and Wales.
|Date:||Sunday 12 March 1950|
|Type:||Avro 689 Tudor 5|
|C/n / msn:|| 1417|
|First flight:|| 1947|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls Royce 621 Merlin|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 75 / Occupants: 78|
|Total:||Fatalities: 80 / Occupants: 83 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Llandow (United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Ireland|
|Destination airport:||Llandow Airport, United Kingdom|
While on final approach to Llandow's runway 28 there was a slight tendency to undershoot. When 800 yards from the runway and at a height of 150 feet there was an additional use of power followed by the sudden application of full throttle. The aircraft rose steeply to 300 feet attaining a nose-up attitude of 35 degrees to the vertical. The aircraft then stalled and crashed into a field 2500 feet short of the runway.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loading conditions of the aircraft which gave a centre of gravity position too far aft and outside the limit in the relevant Certificate of Airworthiness and therefor insuffucient elevator control under conditions of low speed and acute instability."
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