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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 3 March 1960
Type:Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
Operator:BKS Air Transport
Registration: G-ALZW
C/n / msn: 5219
First flight: 1952
Engines: 2 Bristol Centaurus 661
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Woolsington Airport (NCL) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Woolsington Airport (NCL/EGNT), United Kingdom
Narrative:
During the landing roll the port main landing gear collapsed and the aircraft swung to the left off the runway. The pilots reported that before and after touchdown the landing gear position indicator showed all units locked down. Subsequent investigation revealed a fatigue failure of the port landing gear downlock latch plate.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


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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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