Accident BAC One-Eleven 201AC G-ASJJ, Tuesday 14 January 1969
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Date:Tuesday 14 January 1969
Time:20:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
BAC One-Eleven 201AC
Owner/operator:British United Airways - BUA
Registration: G-ASJJ
MSN: 014
Year of manufacture:1965
Total airframe hrs:8310 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Milano-Linate -   Italy
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Milano-Linate Airport (LIN/LIML)
Destination airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The BAC One-Eleven, G-ASJJ, started the takeoff run from runway 18 and accelerated normally until a bang was heard immediately after takeoff. A captain on the jumpseat (who was supervising the route experience of the co-pilot during the flight), commented that he thought it was the no. 1 engine and advised to close the throttle a little later. The pilot-in-command then closed the throttle and lowered the nose from 12deg to 6deg pitch. The engine was shut down and the airspeed decreased from 140 knots to 115 knots. A forced landing was eventually carried out.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident must be attributed to a combination of factors following a compressor bang/surge in no. 2 engine immediately after takeoff and the aircraft crashed because the crew, after fully closing no. 1 throttle in error, failed to recognise their mistake and, in addition, were not aware that the thrust of no. 2 engine had also been partially reduced after an inadvertent displacement of the relevant throttle lever."

Sources:

ICAO Accident Digest Circular 118-AN/88 (5-24)
'Milan crash analyzed', Flight International 19.11.1970 (774-775)

Images:


photo (c) Claudia Bianchi; Milano-Linate; January 1969

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