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Datum:dinsdag 15 augustus 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-222 Srs. 2
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Channel Airways
Registratie: G-ATEK
Constructienummer: 1588
Bouwjaar: 1966-02-10 (1 year 6 months)
Aantal vlieguren:2651
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 531
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 19
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 23
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Portsmouth Airport (PME) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Gosport-Fleetlands Heliport (PME/EGVF), Verenigd Koninkrijk
The HS.748 aircraft was operating a scheduled flight from Southend to Paris via Portsmouth. It broke cloud using RAY Thorney Island GCA and made a circling approach to Portsmouth Airport. A normal touchdown was made about 330 ft to the left of the centre-line of grass strip 36 . During the landing run propeller ground fine pitch was selected followed by continuous application of the wheel brakes. At first the aircraft decelerated normally but at an advanced stage of the landing roll it became apparent that the aircraft might not stop in the distance remaining. An attempt was made to swing the aircraft to the left but, after starting to turn, it slid sideways and came to rest on an earth embankment. The aircraft was extensively damaged but there was no fire, or injury to the crew or passengers.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The primary cause was the inadequate braking which resulted from the extremely low coefficient of friction provided by the very wet grass over the hard, dry and almost impermeable sub-soil of the aerodrome.
The fact that no account had been taken of the extra landing distance necessary for HS 748 aircraft on wet grass must be considered as a contributory cause since had this been applied Channel Airways HS 748 operation at Portsmouth would not have taken place.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 3 months
Accident number: AAR 1/1971
Download report: Final report
Language: English


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Southend Municipal Airport en Gosport-Fleetlands Heliport bedraagt 146 km (91 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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