Date & Time: Jan 27, 1959 at 0609 LT
Type of aircraft:
Avro 689 Tudor
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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.