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Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 4 Februar 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Bristol 175 Britannia 101
Fluggesellschaft:UK Ministry of Supply
Kennzeichen: G-ALRX
Werknummer: 12874
Baujahr: 1953
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Severn Estuary (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Test
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Unfallbericht:
Some 7 minutes after takeoff the no. 3 engine oil temperature rose. The engine was shut down and relit when oil temperature had fallen. Following demonstration of a stall manoeuvre, the temperature again rose followed by a fire in the no. 3 engine nacelle. The fire could not be contained, so the no. 4 engine was stopped as a precautionary measure. On approach to Filton the no. 1 and 2 engines both quit. The were quickly restarted, but an emergency belly landing was made on the mud flats of the Severn Estuary.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Mechanical failure of the propeller reduction gear."



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accident date: 04-02-1954
type: Bristol 175 Britannia 101
registration: G-ALRX
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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