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Fecha:jueves 4 febrero 1954
Hora:11:51
Tipo:Bristol 175 Britannia 101
Operador:UK Ministry of Supply
Registración: G-ALRX
Numéro de série: 12874
Año de Construcción: 1953
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Severn Estuary, off Littleton (   Reino Unido)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Prueba
Aeropuerto de Salida:Filton Airport (FZO/EGTG), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Filton Airport (FZO/EGTG), Reino Unido
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» Evening Times, 4 Feb 1954


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accident date: 04-02-1954
type: Bristol 175 Britannia 101
registration: G-ALRX
 

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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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