Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 19 julio 1972
Hora:13:15 UTC
Tipo:BAC One-Eleven 501EX
Operador:British Caledonian Airways
Registración: G-AWYS
Numéro de série: 175
Año de Construcción: 1969
Horas Totales de la Célula:8997
Ciclos:5626
Motores: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 512-14DW
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 79
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 85
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Kerkyra Airport (CFU) (   Grecia)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kerkyra-I. Kapodistrias Airport (CFU/LGKR), Grecia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Reino Unido
Descripción:
BAC One-Eleven G-AWYS was speeding down the runway when it ran through a pool of standing water. The captain thought the no. 1 engine had failed and rejected the takeoff close to decision speed. The airplane overran the runway onto rough ground and came to rest in a nearby lagoon in about 1 metre depth. An elderly lady died of a heart attack whilst being taken to hospital.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident sequence originated when the aircraft ran into a pool of standing water at a speed very close to V1 causing a temporary reduction of engine thrust from water ingestion and a momentary loss of aircraft acceleration. This situation, apparently, delayed the crew's identification of their problems and the initiation of action to abandon the takeoff was taken about 3 seconds too late for the aircraft to be stopped within the runway distance remaining."

Fuentes:

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) - United Kingdom
report status: Final
report number: AAIB AAR 6/1974
download report: British Caledonian BAC-1-11, G-AWYS. Report on the accident at Corfu Airport, Greece, on 19 July 1972 (AAIB AAR 6/1974)
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Distance from Kerkyra-I. Kapodistrias Airport to London-Gatwick Airport as the crow flies is 2003 km (1252 miles).

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