Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul off Marina di Fuscaldo

Date & Time: Aug 1, 1964
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
I-SAFI
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rome – Palermo
MSN:
5170
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was involved in an aerial photography mission between Rome and Palermo, carrying two photographers and a pilot. While flying along the shore, one of the engine failed. The pilot decided to ditch the aircraft off Marina di Fuscaldo. While all three occupants were quickly rescued by the crew of a boat, the aircraft sank and was lost.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul in Copenhagen

Date & Time: Jun 8, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
OY-FAR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
YOM:
1941
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing at Kastrup Airport. The airplane was damaged beyond repair and both crew members were uninjured.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul in Lod

Date & Time: Sep 22, 1961
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
4X-AEN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tel Aviv - Lod
MSN:
5132
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reason, the aircraft belly landed at Lod Airport (now Ben Gurion) in Tel Aviv. The crew was completing a positioning flight from Sde Dov Airport in Tel Aviv. Both crew members were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul into the Atlantic Ocean

Date & Time: May 25, 1960 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-AJV
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Aaiun - Las Palmas
MSN:
4339
YOM:
1946
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Al Aaiun Airport at 1605LT on a schedule flight to Las Palmas-Gando, Canary Islands. Less than one hour later, while cruising, the left engine hydraulic pressure dropped. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, the pilot ditched the airplane about 74 km east of the Canary coast. All four occupants were rescued while the airplane sank and was lost.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine in flight due to hydraulic pressure issue.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul in Elstree

Date & Time: Nov 21, 1959
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-AJXE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Elstree - Elstree
MSN:
5164
YOM:
1947
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful local flight, the twin engine aircraft crash landed at Elstree Airport. Both occupants were unhurt but the airplane was considered as damaged beyond repair. It was owned by Patrick Lowlor.

Ground accident of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul in Léopoldville

Date & Time: Jun 4, 1957
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
G-ALTZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
5134
YOM:
1947
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Suffered a ground accident while taxiing at Ndolo Airport in Léopoldville. There were no injuries but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul in Zalamea la Real

Date & Time: Sep 1, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-AJX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
3362
YOM:
1946
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was conducting an aerial photo mission when an engine caught fire in-flight. The pilot decided to attempt an emergency landing and the aircraft eventually crash landed in a field located in Zalamea la Real and came to rest in flames. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Engine fire in-flight.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul in Stockholm

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1954
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
SE-BUP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
5146
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Skidded on runway upon landing and collided with a snow bank. Both crew members were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul in Sundsvall: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 24, 1954 at 1447 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
SE-BTU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sundsvall – Stockholm-Bromma
MSN:
2942
YOM:
1946
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew completed a newspaper delivery flight from Bromma to Sundsvall Airport and was ready to fly back to Stockholm. After takeoff from runway 34, while climbing, the twin engine continued easterly then lost height and crashed in a wooded area located 1,750 meters from the control tower. The aircraft was destroyed, a pilot was seriously injured and the second crew member was killed.
Probable cause:
The accident was caused by an excessive climbing angle and stall with accompanying loss of altitude. The excessive climbing angle and the stall were caused partly by the fact that flight could not be maintained owing to the engine failure and partly by the fact that the aircraft's flying qualities had deteriorated as a result of snow and ice on the aircraft. Investigations also determined that the failure of the left engine during initial climb was caused by a broken intake valve.
Final Report:

Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul off Istanbul

Date & Time: Nov 22, 1952
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-GÖK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
5131
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Istanbul -Yeşilköy Airport, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed into the Marmara Sea. The pilot was injured while the aircraft was lost.