ASN Aircraft accident Avro 685 York C.1 EP-ADA Basra
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Date:Wednesday 14 September 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic a685 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Persian Air Services
Registration: EP-ADA
First flight: 1945
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:64 km (40 mls) SE of Basra (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Abadan Airport (ABD/OIAA), Iran
Destination airport:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Kuwait
On reaching 500 feet on climb out from Abadan, the no. 3 engine lost power and the no. 4 engine began to fluctuate badly. The crew feathered the no. 4 prop. Because the aircraft was losing altitude a forced landing was carried out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Mis-management of the fuel cocks and/or booster pumps during the 8 minute flight from Abadan. A contributory cause to the accident was considered to be that the reserve fuel i.e. 100 gallons had not been left in the no. 2 tanks at the time of takeoff."

Forced landing outside airport


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Distance from Abadan Airport to Kuwait International Airport as the crow flies is 129 km (81 miles).

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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