ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 610 Viking 1B G-AHPO Nürnberg Airport (NUE)
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Date:Sunday 20 December 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic vikg model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Operator:Eagle Aviation Ltd.
Registration: G-AHPO
MSN: 157
First flight: 1947-01-14 (6 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nürnberg Airport (NUE) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Blackbushe Airport (BBS/EGLK), United Kingdom
Destination airport:München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany
The Viking aircraft was chartered to fly pedigree pigs to Belgrade, Yugoslavia. The aircraft departed Blackbushe on the first leg of the flight to Munich, Germany. As the flight descended towards Munich, the weather at there as well as at the alternate airports had fallen below limits. An ILS approach to Munich was attempted with the aircraft descending well below limits. The runway was not sighted, and the captain decided to divert to Nuremburg, Germany. The aircraft touched down on the second attempt to land.
Braking action after touchdown was poor because of ice on the runway. The Viking ran off the runway and tipped onto its nose when it went down a slope.

Runway excursion

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photo of Vickers-610-Viking-1B-G-AHPO
accident date: 20-12-1953
type: Vickers 610 Viking 1B
registration: G-AHPO

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Blackbushe Airport to München-Riem Airport as the crow flies is 960 km (600 miles).

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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