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Last updated: 24 July 2017
Date:mardi 24 septembre 1963
Heure:11:23 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Superfreighter 32
Compagnie:British United Air Ferries
Immatriculation: G-AMWA
Numéro de série: 13073
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands (GCI) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands (GCI/EGJB), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Bournemouth International Airport (BOH/EGHH), Royaume Uni
The Bristol 170 was prepared for takeoff from Guernsey runway 28. The first officer was flying the aircraft from the left-hand seat. The throttles were opened slowly to full power, to combat the effect of a 17 knots crosswind component. As the plane reached a speed of about 50 knots along the runway, the port engine rpm began to fluctuate and, at a speed of about 80 knots, the takeoff attempt was abandoned. When it became apparent to the crew that the aircraft would overshoot the end of the runway, it was steered to the left to avoid obstructions. The aircraft became airborne for a short distance and ran through the airport boundary fence and across a public highway, coming to rest 1/4 mile from the end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain abandoned the takeoff due to a malfunction of the port power unit but was unable to bring the aircraft to a stop on the runway remaining."

» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume I, Circular 78-AN/66 (27-32)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands et Bournemouth International Airport est de 158 km (99 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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