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Accident description
Last updated: 27 June 2016
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 22 October 1963
Time:10:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven 200AB
Operator:British Aircraft Corporation - BAC
Registration: G-ASHG
C/n / msn: 004
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:81
Cycles:78
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) NNW of Chicklade (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Wisley Airfield, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Wisley Airfield, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The One-Eleven prototype was engaged in a series of test fights to assess stability and handling characteristics during the approach to, and recovery from the stall with a centre of gravity in varying positions. On the fifth stalling test, at a height of about 16000 feet and with 8deg of flaps, the plane entered a stable stall. The 1-11 continued to descend at a high vertical speed, and in a substantially horizontal attitude and eventually struck the ground with very little forward speed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "During a stalling test the aircraft entered a stable stalled conditions, recovery from which was impossible."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume II, Circular 78-AN/66 (55-67)


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