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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 12 März 1950
Zeit:ca 14:50
Flugzeugtyp:Avro 689 Tudor 5
Fluggesellschaft:Fairflight
Kennzeichen: G-AKBY
Werknummer: 1417
Baujahr: 1947
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 621
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 75 / Insassen: 78
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 80 / Insassen: 83
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Llandow (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Irland
Flug nach:Llandow RAF Station, Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Avro Tudor G-AKBY was chartered for a return flight from Llandow, Wales to Dublin (DUB), Ireland. The passengers attended a rugby match between the teams of Ireland and Wales.
While on final approach to Llandow's runway 28 there was a slight tendency to undershoot. When 800 yards from the runway and at a height of 150 feet there was an additional use of power followed by the sudden application of full throttle. The aircraft rose steeply to 300 feet attaining a nose-up attitude of 35 degrees to the vertical. The aircraft then stalled and crashed into a field 2500 feet short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loading conditions of the aircraft which gave a centre of gravity position too far aft and outside the limit in the relevant Certificate of Airworthiness and therefor insuffucient elevator control under conditions of low speed and acute instability."

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero
» ICAO Circular 18-AN/15 (52-53)


Fotos

photo of Avro-689-Tudor-5-G-AKBY
accident date: 12-03-1950
type: Avro 689 Tudor 5
registration: G-AKBY
 

Map
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 Dublin Airport to Llandow RAF Station as the crow flies is 288 km (180 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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