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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Fecha:sábado 23 diciembre 1967
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-125-3B
Operador:Autair International Airways
Registración: G-AVGW
Numéro de série: 25120
Año de Construcción: 1967
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,8 km (0.5 milles) W of London-Luton Airport (LTN) (   Reino Unido)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 160 m (525 feet) amsl
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:London-Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW), Reino Unido
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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