Airplane Crash - Near Zurrieg, Malta 02/18/1956

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Zurrieg, Malta


Date02/18/1956
Time13:23
LocationNear Zurrieg, Malta
OperatorScottish Airlines
RouteMalta - London
TypeAvro 685 York C-1
RegistrationG-ANSY
Aboard50
Fatalities50
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft took off from Luqua Airport in Malta bound for England when smoke was seen coming from the left engine. Shortly thereafter it banked to the left and plunged almost vertically into cliffs. Engine failure due to cracks in the boost enrichment capsule and the failure of the captain to stop the leftward swing of the aircraft using the rudder. Failure to correct the nose high attitude and failure to feather the No. 1 engine.

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