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 G-AMAD was withdrawn in October 1967 from passenger service and converted to freighter for use in the Bloodstock and Cargo Division of BKS.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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