Accident
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 12 marzo 1950
Hora:ca 14:50
Tipo:Avro 689 Tudor 5
Operador:Fairflight
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
Descripción:
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."

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


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