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Last updated: 19 March 2019
Date:Thursday 14 September 1967
Type:Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
Operator:Autair International Airways
Registration: G-ALZS
C/n / msn: 5215
First flight: 1952
Engines: 2 Bristol Centaurus 661
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 69
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:London-Luton Airport (LTN) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Luxembourg-Findel Airport (LUX/ELLX), Luxembourg
Destination airport:London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), United Kingdom
The Ambassador was approaching Luton in darkness with an 1800 m visibility and 300 feet cloudbase. Immediately after touchdown, the flaps were retracted in the takeoff position and the brakes were applied intermittently. The aircraft overran the runway and ran into soft clay, causing the undercarriage to collapse.

Runway excursion


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Distance from Luxembourg-Findel Airport to London-Luton Airport as the crow flies is 522 km (326 miles).

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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