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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 12 August 1953
Type:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Operator:British European Airways - BEA
Registration: G-AIVG
C/n / msn: 220
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG) (   France)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A wheels-up landing was carried out following a tire burst on takeoff. The plane was considered damaged beyond economical repair and withdrawn from use. It moved to the Musée National de L'automobile de Mulhouse around 1970 and was transported to the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg in 2004 for restoration.

Sources:
» Flight International 27 July - 2 August 1994 (40)
» Save-a-Viking


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