Narrative:A semi-annual check flight was flown using Super Constellation F-BHMK during which 4 night-time landings had to be carried out. Ceiling was 60 feet and visibility 1 mile when the 4th approach was flown. Following a normal ILS GCA approach to runway 26L the aircraft titled sharply to the left touched down briefly and became airborne again. The aircraft then crashed back onto the runway in flames.
|Date:||06 DEC 1957|
|Type:||Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation|
|C/n / msn:|| 4670|
|First flight:|| |
|Total airframe hrs:||3075|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (France)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France|
|Destination airport:||Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was the result of excessive corrective manoeuvres performed at the time of contact with the runway ... icing on the aircraft might have reduced its aerodynamic qualities."
» ICAO Circular 64-AN/58 (9-13)
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.