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Last updated: 22 June 2021
Date:Saturday 26 July 1969
Type:Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
Operator:BKS Air Transport
Registration: G-ALZR
MSN: 5214
First flight: 1952
Engines: 2 Bristol Centaurus 661
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), United Kingdom
The nose wheel collapsed on landing.


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accident date: 26-07-1969
type: Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
registration: G-ALZR

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to London-Gatwick Airport as the crow flies is 323 km (202 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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