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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:vendredi 8 avril 1955
Type/Sous-type:Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
Compagnie:British European Airways - BEA
Immatriculation: G-AMAB
Numéro de série: 5224
Année de Fabrication: 1952
Moteurs: 2 Bristol Centaurus 661
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 47
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 53
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:9 km (5.6 milles) SW of Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) (   Allemagne)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS/EDDL), Allemagne
Aéroport de destination:London (unknown airport), Royaume Uni
Détails:
Some 6 minutes after takeoff from Düsseldorf the no. 1 propeller went into reverse. The prop could not be feathered, so the pilot-in-command decided to return to the airport. The approach had to be abandoned due to low clouds and control problems. A missed approach procedure was carried out, but altitude was lost. High tension wires ahead forced the captain to extend the flaps to 20deg to lift over them. This evasive manoeuvre worked, but the aircraft then stalled and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to a) the propeller of the left-hand engine going into brake position during climb. The technical reason for this occurrence so far has not been found; b) the weather which made the approach rather difficult. In good weather conditions the landing would probably have been successful."



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accident date: 08-04-1955
type: Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
registration: G-AMAB
photo of Airspeed-AS-57-Ambassador-2-G-AMAB
accident date: 08-04-1955
type: Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
registration: G-AMAB
photo of Airspeed-AS-57-Ambassador-2-G-AMAB
accident date: 08-04-1955
type: Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
registration: G-AMAB
 
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