Accident
Last updated: 20 August 2014
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Datum:Samstag 28 September 1957
Flugzeugtyp:de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Fluggesellschaft:British European Airways - BEA
Kennzeichen: G-AOFY
Werknummer: 14099
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Islay-Glenegedale Airport (ILY) (   Großbritannien) show on map
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Ambulanz
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Islay-Glenegedale Airport (ILY/EGPI), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
An air ambulance aircraft was ordered to fly to Port Ellen to pick up a patient in urgent need of attention. DH-114 Heron G-AOFY carried out a VDF let-down at night in low cloud and poor visibility conditions. While turning to finals the left wing struck the ground causing the aircraft to crash.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot did not appreciate that the aircraft had rapidly lost height whilst he was making a visual half circuit to land. This could not have been due to the absence of sufficient visual reference in the prevailing conditions of darkness, very low cloud and drizzle. The urgent nature of the flight is considered to have influenced the pilot's decision to land."

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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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