Accident
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 14 marzo 1957
Hora:13:46
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 701 Viscount
Operador:British European Airways - BEA
Registración: G-ALWE
Numéro de série: 4
Año de Construcción: 1952
Horas Totales de la Célula:6902
Ciclos:4553
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 20
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Wythenshawe (   Reino Unido) show on map
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Holanda
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Manchester-Ringway Airport (MAN/EGCC), Reino Unido
Número de Vuelo: 411
Descripción:
Viscount G-ALWE (the first Viscount 701 type to be manufactured) approached Manchester-Ringway Airport following a flight from Amsterdam. After a GCA (Ground Control Approach) approach, the aircraft broke through the lowest clouds and the crew continued the approach visually. The approach was uneventful until the it was about 1 mile short of the runway. The aircraft was seen to enter a shallow right descending turn with a steepening bank angle. The right wingtip touched the ground and the aircraft crashed into houses 85yards further on. It appeared that the aileron became locked when the no. 2 flap unit of the starboard wing moved away from the trailing edge member following failure of a lug and bolt of the flap fitting.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The fracture, due to fatigue, of he 9/16 inch bolt holding the bottom of the No2 starboard flap unit."

Fuentes:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (76-87)


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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Manchester-Ringway Airport as the crow flies is 483 km (302 miles).

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