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G-ALZX - AAMBASSADOR - BEAUVAIS - 14th APRIL 1966
Date: Thursday 14 April 1966
Type: Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2
Registration: G-ALZX
C/n / msn: 5220
First flight: 1952
Engines: 2 Bristol Centaurus 661
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 55
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location: Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA) (   France)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Destination airport: Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA/LFOB), France

On final approach to Beauvais-Tillé Airport, the aircraft was too high on the glide after it broke out from the clouds. Rather than making a go around procedure, the crew continued the approach but landed too far down the runway 13. Unable to stop within the remaining distance of 3,500 feet, the airplane overran, lost its left main gear and nose gear and came to rest against a mount of earth. At the time of the accident, the runway surface was wet, which was considered as a contributing factor.

Causes: Wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew.

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