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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:Montag 23 Dezember 1957
Flugzeugtyp:Avro 685 York C.1
Fluggesellschaft:Scottish Airlines
Kennzeichen: G-AMUN
Werknummer: Set 55
Baujahr: 1946
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe London-Stansted Airport (STN) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Flug nach:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), Großbritannien
The aircraft had arrived from Malta and already tried to land two times. On the third approach the Avro collided with a tree, some 3/4 mile short of the runway, and crashed in flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to an error on the part of the captain in that whilst making an attempt to land he continued the approach below the critical height without sufficient visual reference to the ground."


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Distance from Malta-Luqa Airport to London-Stansted Airport as the crow flies is 2094 km (1309 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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