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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24985
Last updated: 28 May 2015
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Date:09-APR-1963
Time:
Type:Avro Nineteen II
Owner/operator:BKS Air Survey
Registration: G-ALXH
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Guiseley, West Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Leeds/Bradford (LBA/EGNM)
Destination airport:Belfast
Narrative:
Shortly after take-off from Leeds/Bradford Airport, for a positioning flight to Belfast, the cabin filled with smoke which issued from the camera hatch near the starboard wing root. The aircraft was, by this time, about 800 ft. above the downwind end of the runway from which it had taken off, and the pilot closed the throttles and began a descending turn to port. At about 400 ft., power was applied for a base leg and short final but, despite full throttle, the airspeed began to fall. Because he found it necessary to apply an increasing amount of left rudder, the pilot concluded that the starboard engine had failed and he decided to make a forced landing in a field outside the airport. During the approach, the aircraft was dived, and turned, in an attempt to avoid HT wires, but it collided with a port and struck the ground heavily.

Sources:
1. World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ALXH.pdf
3. http://website.lineone.net/~biggles200/G_ALXH.htm
4. http://www.oud16hoven.nl/page26.html
5. Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
20-Jul-2009 01:05 VHKDK Updated
07-Jun-2010 12:06 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Nature, Narrative]
24-Dec-2011 01:48 John Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport]
19-Mar-2012 12:21 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2013 00:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Jan-2014 17:54 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Phase, Narrative]
27-May-2015 15:56 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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