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Photos from box 'Airbus to Airspeed'

G-AMAE - Airspeed Ambassador 2 (production)

Notes for G-AMAE

Airspeed Ambassador 2 G-AMAE was delivered to BEA in 1952, flown to Australia where it operated for Butler Air Transport from 1957 to 1958. Operated by Dan-Air for 10 years from 1960 to 1970.

G-AMAE - Airspeed Ambassador 2 (production) at Gatwick in 19611961 - Gatwick
PK100022
Tags: 2 (production), Airspeed, AS.57 Ambassador, G-AMAE, Gatwick, LGW

G-ALZU - Airspeed Ambassador 2

Notes for G-ALZU

Thursday 6 February 1958.  Airspeed Ambassador G-AZLU of BEA, having stopped at Munich to refuel on the way back from Belgrade, crashed in slush and snow while taking off to return to Manchester.  23 out of the 44 people on board were killed including many of the famous Manchester United football team.

Operator: BEA

Aeroplane photograph example unavailable1953 - London Airport
PK100179
Tags: 2, Airspeed, AS.57 Ambassador, BEA, G-ALZU, LAP, London Airport

G-AMAD - Airspeed Ambassador 2

Notes for G-AMAD

PK100183 One of 20 Ambassadors ordered by BEA in 1948 and operated as the “Elizabethan” class from 1952 to 1958.

PK100185 Converted to a flying horsebox G-AMAD cartwheeled on landing at Heathrow on 3 July 1968 and ended up in the new terminal 1 then under construction.  6 people and 8 horses killed.

Operator: BEAC

Aeroplane photograph example unavailable1954 - London Airport
PK100183
Tags: 2, Airspeed, AS.57 Ambassador, BEAC, G-AMAD, LAP, London Airport

G-AMAD - Airspeed Ambassador 2

Notes for G-AMAD

Converted to a flying horsebox G-AMAD cartwheeled on landing at Heathrow on 3 July 1968 and ended up in the new terminal 1 then under construction.  6 people and 8 horses killed.

Operator: BKS

Aeroplane photograph example unavailable1968 - Heathrow
PK100185
Tags: 2, Airspeed, AS.57 Ambassador, BKS, G-AMAD, Heathrow, LHR
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