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Last updated: 25 November 2015
Datum:Montag 5 April 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Fluggesellschaft:British European Airways - BEA
Kennzeichen: G-AIVP
Werknummer: 229
Baujahr: 1947
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) von Berlin-Gatow (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:London (unknown airport), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Deutschland
The Viking collided head-on with a Russian Air Force Yakovlev 3 fighter, which was performing aerobatics. The Viking spiralled slowly without control and crashed. The fighter pilot was also killed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The collision was caused by the action of the Yak fighter, which was in disregard of the accepted rules of flying and, in particular, of the quadripartite flying rules to which Soviet authorities were parties."

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