1968 Bks Air Transport Heathrow Crash

1968 Bks Air Transport Heathrow Crash

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. On 3 July 1968 an Airspeed Ambassador of BKS Air Transport, registration G-AMAD, crashed at London Heathrow Airport, damaging two parked Trident airliners as it cartwheeled into the uncompleted London Heathrow Terminal 1, then under construction. Six of the eight crew were killed along with eight horses. The Ambassador, c/n 5211, was on a flight from Deauville, France to Heathrow Airport, transporting eight racehorses belonging to businessman William Hill. As the plane was landing on Heathrow's runway 28R the left wing dropped, and the wing tip and left landing gear touched the grass adjacent to the runway. The crew tried to increase power to go-around and climb away, but the bank angle increased. The aircraft hit two parked, and empty, British European Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident 1s, knocking the tail fin off G-ARPI and slicing off the entire tail section of G-ARPT. The Ambassador burst into flames and came to rest upside down against the ground floor of the terminal building.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Volvpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136279517
  • 9786136279510