Airplane Crash - London, England 07/03/1968

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - London, England


Date07/03/1968
LocationLondon, England
OperatorBKS Air Transport
RouteDeauville, France - London, England
TypeAirspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
RegistrationG-AMAD
Cn/In5211
Aboard8
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryThe cargo plane's left wing struck the ground, the plane struck two other planes, burst into flames and came to rest on its back near a building. Failure of the port flap operating rod due to fatigue, permitting the port flaps to retract. This resulted in a rolling moment to port which could not be controlled.

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