Airplane Crash - Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland 12/25/1954

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland


Date12/25/1954
LocationPrestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland
OperatorBritish Overseas Airways
RouteLondon - Glasgow
TypeBoeing B377-10-28 Stratocruiser
RegistrationG-ALSA
Cn/In15943
Aboard36
Fatalities28
Ground0
SummaryCrashed short of the runway, landing hard. Pilot error. Errors of judgement on the part of the captain in starting his final approach to land at too steep an angle and flaring out too late and too severely with the result that the aircraft sank and hit the ground short of the runway.

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