ASN logo
Last updated: 20 February 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 19 juillet 1972
Heure:13:15 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven 501EX
Compagnie:British Caledonian Airways
Immatriculation: G-AWYS
Numéro de série: 175
Année de Fabrication: 1969
Heures de vol:8997
Moteurs: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 512-14DW
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 79
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 85
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Kerkyra Airport (CFU) (   Grèce)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Kerkyra-I. Kapodistrias Airport (CFU/LGKR), Grèce
Aéroport de destination:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Royaume Uni
BAC One-Eleven G-AWYS was speeding down the runway when it ran through a pool of standing water. The captain thought the no. 1 engine had failed and rejected the takeoff close to decision speed. The airplane overran the runway onto rough ground and came to rest in a nearby lagoon in about 1 metre depth. An elderly lady died of a heart attack whilst being taken to hospital.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident sequence originated when the aircraft ran into a pool of standing water at a speed very close to V1 causing a temporary reduction of engine thrust from water ingestion and a momentary loss of aircraft acceleration. This situation, apparently, delayed the crew's identification of their problems and the initiation of action to abandon the takeoff was taken about 3 seconds too late for the aircraft to be stopped within the runway distance remaining."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA Greece
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 1 months
Download report: Final report


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Kerkyra-I. Kapodistrias Airport et London-Gatwick Airport est de 2003 km (1252 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
languages: languages