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On 3 July 1968 Airspeed Ambassador registration G-AMAD of BKS Air Transport, crashed at London Heathrow Airport, damaging two parked Trident airliners as it cartwheeled into the incomplete London Heathrow Terminal 1, then under construction. Six of the eight people on board the Ambassador were killed, along with the eight racehorses being transported on it.<ref name="asn">Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network citing Aircraft Illustrated Vol.1, nr. 4 (Oct. 1968), p.127</ref> The crash was blamed on the failure of a flap-operating rod due to metal fatigue, resulting in asymmetrical lift.


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On 3 July 1968 Airspeed Ambassador registration G-AMAD of BKS Air Transport, crashed at London Heathrow Airport, damaging two parked Trident airliners as it cartwheeled into the incomplete London Heathrow Terminal 1, then under construction. Six of the eight people on board the Ambassador were killed, along with the eight racehorses being transported on it.<ref name="asn">Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network citing Aircraft Illustrated Vol.1, nr. 4 (Oct. 1968), p.127</ref> The crash was blamed on the failure of a flap-operating rod due to metal fatigue, resulting in asymmetrical lift.


1968 Heathrow BKS Air Transport Airspeed Ambassador crash sections
Intro  Accident  Probable cause  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Accident
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