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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Datum:Freitag 11 Dezember 1964
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-125-1
Fluggesellschaft:Hawker Siddeley Aviation
Kennzeichen: G-ARYC
Werknummer: 25003
Baujahr: 1963-02-12 (1 year 10 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Filton Airport (FZO) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Chester/Hawarden Airport (CEG/EGNR), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Filton Airport (FZO/EGTG), Großbritannien
While the first DH-125 production prototype was flying from Hawarden to Filton, with only the two crew aboard, the hydraulic failure warning system operated. The flight was continued to Filton where attempts to lower the undercarriage by the emergency system were unsuccessful. After a strip of' foam had been laid on the runway, the pilot carried out a wheels-up landing, without flaps. Flaps were not used because the pilot preferred the flatter attitude that he could then maintain for the touchdown, and the aircraft, which was fueled with kerosene, touched down in a flat and level attitude and a small fire appeared under the centre section as it came to rest after sliding about 900 yards. Firemen were on the scene at once and the fire was very rapidly extinguished.

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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 Chester/Hawarden Airport to Filton Airport as the crow flies is 185 km (116 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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