Date: December 25, 1954
Time: ?
Location: Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland
Operator: British Overseas Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: London - Prestwick - Shannon - Gander - New York
AC Type: Boeing B377-10-28 Stratocruiser
Registration: G-ALSA
cn / ln: 15943
Aboard: 36   (passengers:25  crew:11)
Fatalities: 28   (passengers:24  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed short of the runway, landing hard. Pilot error. Errors of judgement on the part of the captain in starting his final approach to land at too steep an angle and flaring out too late and too severely with the result that the aircraft sank and hit the ground short of the runway.

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