ASN Aircraft accident Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair G-APNH Le Touquet Airport (LTQ)
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Date:Thursday 18 March 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic CARV model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Operator:British Air Ferries - BAF
Registration: G-APNH
MSN: 11/18333
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Le Touquet Airport (LTQ) (   France)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Le Touquet Airport (LTQ/LFAT), France
The nosegear collapsed on touchdown in crosswind conditions. The Carvair came to a halt 1550 m from the threshold.
Repairs were considered but disregarded when the eventual cost was amortised, and the aircraft was written off some three months later.

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

» Air Bridge 2 : the story of the use of the ATL98 Carvair / Paul A Doyle, pub 2000 by Forward Airfield Research Publishing, ISBN 09525 624 72


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Distance from Southend Municipal Airport to Le Touquet Airport as the crow flies is 133 km (83 miles).

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