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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:dinsdag 6 januari 1948
Type:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British European Airways - BEA
Registratie: G-AHPK
Constructienummer: 148
Bouwjaar: 1947
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 18
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Ruislip (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Glasgow-Renfrew Airport, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Northolt Airport (NHT/EGWU), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
Viking G-AHPK departed Renfrew at 18:42 for a flight to Northolt. The crew contacted Northolt at 20:30, reporting 5 miles out. Following 2 or 3 failed SBA approaches the aircraft was heard flying at low altitude. The Viking plane struck trees and crashed into a ploughed field.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to the aircraft flying into trees in conditions of poor visibility while the pilot was attempting a visual or bad weather timed approach (or circuit) to the airport. The pilot committed an error of judgement in not asking for diversion to another airport after he had failed to land by the aid of the Beam. An incorrect altimeter setting cannot be dismissed as a possible contributory cause."



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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