Narrative:Viscount F-BGNK departed Paris-Orly at 08:49 for a training flight to Reims. The aircraft climbed to an altitude of about 3000 feet, just above the cloud layer and continued VFR to Reims. At 08:58 clearance was requested and given to climb to 5000 feet in order to remain VFR above the cloud layer. A little later eyewitnesses saw the aircraft crash at a steep angle of descent.
|Date:||Wednesday 12 December 1956|
Vickers 708 Viscount
|C/n / msn:|| 8|
|First flight:|| 1953|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Dannemois ( France)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France|
|Destination airport:||Reims Airport (RHE/LFSR), France|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "A loss of control in flight, the initial cause of which it has not been possible to establish."
Loss of control
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 Paris-Orly Airport to Reims Airport as the crow flies is 138 km (86 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.