- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 18, 1972
Time: 16:11
Location: London Heathrow, Staines, Surrey, England
Operator: British European Airways
Flight #: 548
Route: London - Brussels
AC Type: Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C
Registration: G-ARPI
cn / ln: 2109
Aboard: 118   (passengers:112  crew:6)
Fatalities: 118   (passengers:112  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.
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