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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25506
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:24-NOV-1954
Time:14:47 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic cnsl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airspeed AS.65 Consul
Owner/operator:Aero Nord A/B
Registration: SE-BTU
C/n / msn: 2942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North of Sundsvall, Sundsvall Municipality in Västernorrland County, -   Sweden
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden (BMA/ESSB)
Destination airport:Sundsvall–Härnösand Airport, Harnosands Airport, Sweden (SDN/ESNN)
Narrative:
Airspeed AS.65 Consul c/n 2942 ex-RAF Oxford HN769. First civil registered 25.3.46 as G-AHFS to Airwork Ltd, Heston. Re-registered 6.6.46 to British Air Transport Ltd, Redhill. C of A 7814 issued 15.6.46. Registration cancelled as "sold to Sweden" 2.8.51. Re-registered as SE-BTU 4.9.51 to Aero Propaganda A/B, Bromma. Registered 19.5.53 to Aero Nord Sweden A/B, Bromma, Stockholm

Written off (destroyed) 24.11.54: The crew completed a newspaper delivery flight from Bromma to Sundsvall Airport and was ready to fly back to Stockholm. After takeoff from runway 34, while climbing, the twin engine continued easterly then lost height and crashed in a wooded area located 1,750 meters from the control tower. The aircraft was destroyed, a pilot was seriously injured and the second crew member was killed.

Causes: The accident was caused by an excessive climbing angle and stall with accompanying loss of altitude. The excessive climbing angle and the stall were caused partly by the fact that flight could not be maintained owing to the engine failure and partly by the fact that the aircraft's flying qualities had deteriorated as a result of snow and ice on the aircraft. Investigations also determined that the failure of the left engine during initial climb was caused by a broken intake valve. Registration SE-BTU cancelled 15.12.54.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/airspeed%20oxford%20&%20consul.pdf
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as65-consul-sundsvall-1-killed
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AHFS.pdf
4. http://forum3.sff.n.se/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4933&view=previous
5. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/airspeed-consul-se-btu-croydon-1951-426952896
6. Official accident report: https://www.baaa-acro.com/sites/default/files/import/uploads/2017/05/SE-BTU.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
07-Dec-2011 06:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-May-2017 22:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2019 20:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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