Narrative:The starter motor for one of the 4 engines failed, so the pilot decided to start the engine by windmiling the propeller during high-speed taxy-run. The engine started, but the aircraft could not be stopped on the runway and overran.
|Date:||Tuesday 13 April 1954|
|Type:||Avro 685 York C.1|
|C/n / msn:|| Set 65|
|First flight:|| 1947|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) ( Malta)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error of judgement of the pilot, in that he failed to throttle back and apply his brakes in sufficient time to stop the aircraft from rolling forward beyond the end of the runway."
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.