Narrative:One of the engines failed on takeoff from Siena. The wing dropped and contacted the ground. The Andover cartwheeled and caught fire.
|Date:||Saturday 8 April 1972|
|Type:||Hawker Siddeley HS-748 Andover C.1|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| Set 16|
|First flight:|| 1966|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 12|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 18 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Siena/Ampugnano Airport (SAY) (Italy)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Siena Airport (SAY/LIQS), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Pisa Airport (PSA/LIRP), Italy|
The airplane carried home graduates of the RAF parachute training school.
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Modesto Bee - Apr 9, 1972 (Accident photo)
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Apr 9, 1972
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Siena Airport to Pisa Airport as the crow flies is 84 km (52 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.