Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 20 December 1953
Type:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Operator:Eagle Aviation Ltd.
Registration: G-AHPO
C/n / msn: 157
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nürnberg Airport (NUE) (   Germany) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nürnberg Airport (NUE/EDDN), Germany
Narrative:
Weather at the destination was below minima, forcing the crew to divert to Nürnberg. Braking action after touchdown was poor because of ice on the runway. The Viking ran off the runway and tipped onto its nose.

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G-AHPO was bought by Eagle Air in April 1953
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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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