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Last updated: 5 August 2020
Statuts:
Date:jeudi 4 février 1954
Type/Sous-type:Bristol 175 Britannia 101
Compagnie:UK Ministry of Supply
Immatriculation: G-ALRX
Numéro de série: 12874
Année de Fabrication: 1953
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 13
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Severn Estuary (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Nature:Test
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
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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photo of Bristol-175-Britannia-101-G-ALRX
accident date: 04-02-1954
type: Bristol 175 Britannia 101
registration: G-ALRX
 
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