Crash-aerien 30 SEP 1968 d'un Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2 G-AMAG - Manston Airport (MSE)
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Date:lundi 30 septembre 1968
Type/Sous-type:Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
Compagnie:Dan-Air Services
Immatriculation: G-AMAG
Numéro de série: 5229
Année de Fabrication: 1953
Moteurs: 2 Bristol Centaurus 661
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Manston Airport (MSE) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
After a touch-and-go landing at Gatwick Airport, the right main gear didn't lock up. The gear was recycled and the pilot then checked the gear visually and the gear appeared to be fully retracted. On gear extension for the next landing, the right main gear warning light remained on. The gear was recycled several times, but without success. Other attempts (high g turns, using the hand pump, and touching the runway) also failed. It was then decided to make a wheels-up landing on a foam carpet at Manston.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The starboard undercarriage pin had fractured and fallen out of its housing. This permitted the assembly to drop under its own weight and, as a result it was mechanically impossible for the up-lock catch to disengage from the pin on the undercarriage leg.


photo of Airspeed-AS-57-Ambassador-2-G-AMAG
accident date: 30-09-1968
type: Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
registration: G-AMAG
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