Beschrijving: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.
|Datum:||12 MRT 1950|
|Type:||Avro 689 Tudor 5|
|Motoren:|| 4 Rolls Royce 621 Merlin|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5|
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 75 / inzittenden: 78|
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 80 / inzittenden: 83 |
|Gevolgen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Plaats:||nabij Llandow (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
|Fase:|| Nadering (APR)|
|Soort vlucht:||Internationale charter|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Ierland|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||Llandow Airport, Verenigd Koninkrijk|
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)Sample newspaper article from Newspaperarchive.com
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.