Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 1 Mai 1957
Zeit:21:20 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Fluggesellschaft:Eagle Aviation Ltd.
Kennzeichen: G-AJBO
Werknummer: 241
Baujahr: 1947
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 29 / Insassen: 30
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 34 / Insassen: 35
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Star Hill (   Großbritannien) show on map
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Blackbushe Airport (BBS/EGLK), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Tripoli-Idris Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libyen
Unfallbericht:
Viking G-AJBO was on a trooping flight to Idris, Libya when it took off from Blackbushe (BBS) at 21:14 UTC. Two minutes after takeoff the crew reported .. "a port engine failure I am making a left-hand circuit to come in again". When the aircraft was turning to finals, at 1200yds from the threshold, the left wingtip struck the ground and the aircraft crashed inverted in a wood and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the captain to maintain height and a safe flying speed when approaching to land on one engine after the failure (or suspected failure) of the port engine for reasons unknown."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (100-105)


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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 Tripoli-Idris Airport as the crow flies is 2349 km (1468 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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