Date & Time: Jan 16, 1951 at 1457 LT
Type of aircraft:
Handley Page H.P.70 Halifax VIII
Landing (descent or approach)
Gibraltar - Gibraltar
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was engaged in a local training flight in Gibraltar-North Front Airfield. After completing several approaches with one engine inoperative, the pilot in command started a new approach when a second engine failed. The aircraft stalled and hit the runway surface, went out of control and came to rest partially submerged. All six crew members were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The exact cause of the engine failure remains unknown.