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Last updated: 26 November 2015
Fecha:lunes 5 abril 1948
Tipo:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Operador:British European Airways - BEA
Registración: G-AIVP
Numéro de série: 229
Año de Construcción: 1947
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Total:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3 km (1.9 milles) de Berlin-Gatow (   Alemania)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:London (unknown airport), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Alemania
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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