BRUCE BELL COLLECTION
No. 2750. Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador Mk.2 (G-AMAD c/n 5211) British European Airways
Photographed at Paris, France, 1954, by Bruce Bell's father

Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador Mk.2


06/20/2003. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "G-AMAD flew in the BEA-livery until July 1957, when it was sold to BKS of Newcastle, UK. BKS (initials of the founding directors: Barnby, Keegan and Stevens) retained the name Elizabethan given by BEA to the type. G-AMAD was withdrawn in October 1967 from passenger service and converted to freighter for use in the Bloodstock and Cargo Division of BKS. Due to a fatigue failure of a flap actuating rod attachment it crashed at Heathrow Airport, London, England, on 3 July 1968, and was subsequently written off."

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