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Date:Friday 26 October 1951
Type:Avro 689 Tudor 5
Operator:William Dempster
Registration: G-AKCC
MSN: 1421
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bovingdon RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Tripoli-Castel Benito Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya
Destination airport:Bovingdon RAF Station, United Kingdom
The crew had been cleared for a front beam Standard Beam Approach (SBA) and landing on runway 22. The crew descended below the 1100 feet cloudbase and decided to make a visual circuit because they were not properly lined up. On the second attempt to land, the Tudor went off the side of the runway and came to rest outside the airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Faulty technique by the pilot in that he misjudged the approach to land and did not take overshoot action."

Runway excursion


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Distance from Tripoli-Castel Benito Airport to Bovingdon RAF Station as the crow flies is 2377 km (1486 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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