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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Datum:Samstag 23 Dezember 1967
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-125-3B
Fluggesellschaft:Autair International Airways
Kennzeichen: G-AVGW
Werknummer: 25120
Baujahr: 1967
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,8 km (0.5 Meilen) W of London-Luton Airport (LTN) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), Großbritannien
Flug nach:London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), Großbritannien
The corporate jet aircraft was owned by The Beecham Group and operated by Autair International on a crew training flight for the first officer to complete his conversion onto the HS-125.
During a local flight from Luton Airport exercises were flown in the area, which were to be concluded with a simulated engine failure on take-off, followed by an asymmetric approach and single-engined landing. It climbed to around 300 feet before it descended and crashed onto the roof of the Vauxhall Motors factory, about half a mile west from the end of runway 26.

Probable Cause:

The accident was caused by an almost total reduction of engine power. The reason for which was not determined.

» Colours in the Sky: The History of Autair and Court Line Aviation / Graham M. Simons, 1997


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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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