Narrative:The Super Trader had made an en route stop at Brindisi while on its way to Australia. The aircraft started the takeoff from runway 32 and swerved left off the runway after a 550 m ground run. Rough terrain caused the left landing gear leg to be torn off. The plane came to rest at 820 m past the runway threshold and burst into flames.
|Date:||Tuesday 27 January 1959|
|Type:||Avro 688 Super Trader|
|C/n / msn:|| 1255|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS) ( Italy)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS/LIBR), Italy|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "Strong crosswinds with gusts and the ground condition on the edge of the runway."
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (74-78)
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.