Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of an Avro 688 Super Trader 4B in Brindisi: 2 killed

Accident description

  • Jan 27, 1959 at 0609 LT
  • G-AGRG
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Cargo
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • 1255
  • 1945
  • Brindisi, Apulia
  • Italy
  • Europe
  • 6
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • The crew was completing a cargo flight from England to Australia and made an intermediate stop at Brindisi Airport. The aircraft started the takeoff from runway 32 and swerved left off the runway after a 550 m ground run. Rough terrain caused the left landing gear leg to be torn off. The plane came to rest at 820 m past the runway threshold and burst into flames. Two crew members were killed while four others were injured. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.
  • Strong crosswinds with gusts and the ground condition on the edge of the runway.