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Last updated: 6 May 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 13 April 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Avro 685 York C.1
Fluggesellschaft:Scottish Airlines
Kennzeichen: G-AMUM
Werknummer: Set 65
Baujahr: 1947
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Unbekannt
Flug von:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The starter motor for one of the 4 engines failed, so the pilot decided to start the engine by windmiling the propeller during high-speed taxy-run. The engine started, but the aircraft could not be stopped on the runway and overran.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error of judgement of the pilot, in that he failed to throttle back and apply his brakes in sufficient time to stop the aircraft from rolling forward beyond the end of the runway."



Fotos

photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-G-AMUM
accident date: 13-04-1954
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: G-AMUM
 
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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