Last updated: 20 April 2014
Fecha:domingo 12 marzo 1950
Hora:ca 14:50
Tipo:Avro 689 Tudor 5
Registración: G-AKBY
Numéro de série: 1417
Año de Construcción: 1947
Motores: 4 Rolls Royce 621 Merlin
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 75 / Ocupantes: 78
Total:Fatalidades: 80 / Ocupantes: 83
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Llandow (   Reino Unido) show on map
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Irlanda
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Llandow Airport, Reino Unido
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.
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."

» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero
» ICAO Circular 18-AN/15 (52-53)


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