Narrative:On reaching 500 feet on climb out from Abadan, the no. 3 engine lost power and the no. 4 engine began to fluctuate badly. The crew feathered the no. 4 prop. Because the aircraft was losing altitude a forced landing was carried out.
|Date:||Wednesday 14 September 1955|
|Type:||Avro 685 York C.1|
|Operator:||Persian Air Services|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||64 km (40 mls) SE of Basra (Iran)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Abadan Airport (ABD/OIAA), Iran|
|Destination airport:||Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Kuwait|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Mis-management of the fuel cocks and/or booster pumps during the 8 minute flight from Abadan. A contributory cause to the accident was considered to be that the reserve fuel i.e. 100 gallons had not been left in the no. 2 tanks at the time of takeoff."
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Abadan Airport to Kuwait International Airport as the crow flies is 129 km (81 miles).
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.