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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Date:09-DEC-1955
Time:21:52 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DOVE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.104 Dove 2
Owner/operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)
Registration: G-ALTM
MSN: 04236
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:SU
Departure airport:London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex (LHR/EGLL)
Narrative:
The aircraft carrying the captain and two photographers was on a filming flight of London Airport. Three runs over the airport had been successfully completed and the aircraft was positioning for a fourth when the pilot noticed a decrease in airspeed. During a check to ascertain the cause a low oil pressure reading was observed and because of this, combined with rough running, the pilot decided to shut down the port engine. A single-engined approach was commenced with the intention of landing on Runway 10 Right. Shortly afterwards the starboard engine ceased to develop power and the aircraft was crash landed in darkness.

The accident was caused by an error on the part of the pilot who shut down the port engine instead of the starboard engine in which troublee was developing. Subsequently, a complete power failure of the starboard engine occurred.

Sources:

1. ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh104-dove-2-london-heathrow
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ALTM.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jan-2008 19:59 W.Fischdick Added
09-Feb-2008 11:16 harro Updated
17-Mar-2010 13:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
06-Jun-2020 15:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2020 15:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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