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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 21 september 1955
Tijd:22:23 UTC
Type:Canadair C-4 Argonaut
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registratie: G-ALHL
Constructienummer: 158
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 13 / inzittenden: 40
Totaal:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 47
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Tripoli-Idris Airport (TIP) (   LibiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), ItaliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tripoli-Idris Airport (TIP/HLLT), LibiŽ
Beschrijving:
The Argonaut had taken off from London for a flight to Kano. Following a scheduled stop at Rome, the aircraft continued to Tripoli. Visibility was poor at Tripoli and strong winds existed as the aircraft approached the airfield. The first three attempts to land had to be rejected. On the fourth attempt to land, the aircraft descended too low and struck trees some 1200 feet short of runway 11. A crash followed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was a result of an error of judgement on the part of the captain who having made three unsuccessful attempts to line-up and land on runway 11 on his fourth attempt allowed his desire to keep the runway lights in view to effect his judgement, in that during a visual approach to the runway he failed to make adequate reference to his flight instruments. In the restricted visibility the runway lights gave him insufficient guidance as to attitude, height and angle of approach and unknowingly he permitted the aircraft to descend below its correct approach path."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (183-187)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Roma-Ciampino Airport en Tripoli-Idris Airport bedraagt 1010 km (631 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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