Airplane Crash - Stockport, Cheshire, England 06/04/1967

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Stockport, Cheshire, England


Date06/04/1967
Time10:09
LocationStockport, Cheshire, England
OperatorBritish Midland Airways
RoutePalma de Mallorca - Manchester
TypeCanadair C-4 Argonaut
RegistrationG-ALHG
Cn/In153
Aboard84
Fatalities72
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed a during a landing attempt. Loss of power in both starboard engines resulting in control difficulties. Fuel starvation due to inadvertent fuel transfer. Inadvertent fuel transfer in flight on a scale sufficient to involve the risk, after a long flight, of emptying the tank expected to contain sufficient fuel can occur if the fuel selector levers in the cockpit of this type of aircraft are incorrectly positioned by even a small amount. This is easy to do and difficult for the pilot to recognize.

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