Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Datum:zaterdag 18 februari 1956
Tijd:12:23 UTC
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Scottish Airlines
Registratie: G-ANSY
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar: 1945
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 45 / inzittenden: 45
Totaal:slachtoffers: 50 / inzittenden: 50
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3,5 km (2.2 mijl) S of Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
Avro York G-ANSY took off from Malta-Luqa Airport at 12:21 for a flight to London Stansted. Shortly after becoming airborne the boost enrichment capsule in the carburetor of the no. 1 engine failed, causing a fire in the engine. It is presumed that the engine stopped producing power after 30 seconds of flight. The propeller was not feathered as the aircraft slowly climbed to 700-800 feet amsl (300-400 feet agl) with a 'crabbing' or 'yawing' motion to the left. Shortly after retracting the flaps, while still in a nose up attitude at very low flying speed, the aircraft stalled and dove to the ground near the town of Zurrieq.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of no. 1 engine. However, failure alone did not cause the accident which was caused by loss of speed and consequent loss of control through an error of judgement of the pilot."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.8, Circular 54-AN/49 (41-49)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Malta-Luqa Airport en London-Stansted Airport bedraagt 2094 km (1309 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.
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