British European Airways Flight 548

British European Airways Flight 548Sunday June 18, 1972
The plane crashed into a field shortly after taking off from Heathrow Airport. The airplane stalled after the wing's leading edge devices were retracted prematurely after takeoff. Failure of the captain to maintain adequate speed after noise abatement procedures. Premature retraction of the slats. Incapacitation of the captain due to a possible arterial hemorrhage.

Crash Details

DateSunday June 18, 1972
LocationLondon Heathrow, Staines, Surrey, England
Passengers112
Crew6
Fatalities118
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeHawker Siddeley Trident 1C
OperatorBritish European Airways
RegistrationG-ARPI
Flight OriginLondon
Flight Destination Brussels
London Heathrow, Staines, Surrey, England
British European Airways
Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C
1972