Airplane Crash - Caravelas Bay, Brazil 01/05/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Caravelas Bay, Brazil


Date01/05/1949
LocationCaravelas Bay, Brazil
OperatorBritish South American Airways
TypeAvro 685 York 1
RegistrationG-AHEX
Cn/In1301
Aboard17
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryA blown tire during takeoff led to damage to the landing gear, engine and oil line. Lack of oil caused loss of the engine and the crew was not able to feather the prop. This led to overspeeding and an engine fire. The plane made a spiral descent and crashed to the ground.

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