Narrative:The Ambassador broke out of the clouds during a straight-in approach to runway 13 but appeared to be too high. A 360deg turn to the left was made and the aircraft touched down far down the wet runway (with 3500 feet remaining). Brakes had no effect, so the aircraft ran off the runway. The port undercarriage and nose wheel were torn off and the plane came to rest against a mount of excavated earth.
|Date:||14 APR 1966|
|Type:||Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2|
|C/n / msn:|| 5220|
|First flight:|| 1952|
|Engines:|| 2 Bristol Centaurus 661|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 55|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA) (France)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA/LFOB), France|
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.