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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:Samstag 7 Dezember 1957
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic TPIN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1
Fluggesellschaft:Scottish Airlines
Kennzeichen: G-AOEO
Werknummer: 503
Baujahr: 1956-08-26 (1 year 3 months)
Betriebsstunden:564
Triebwerk: 2 Alvis Leonides 514
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Fezzan (   Libyen)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Demonstration
Flug von:Atshan Airstrip, Libyen
Flug nach:Tripoli-Idris Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libyen
Unfallbericht:
The Twin Pioneer aircraft, operated by the manufacturer, had performed a local flight at the Atshan Esso Petroleum camp when it took off at 14:27 for an expected 3,5 hour flight back to Idris. The aircraft did not arrive at its destination and was found to have crashed 285 miles SSW of Tripoli. The outer panel of the left hand wing was found 1200 yards from the main wreckage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure in fatigue of the forward tube of the "V brace" structure in the outer panel of the port wing. This failure led to the breaking away of the outer panel of the port wing from the aircraft in flight. The aircraft was then rendered completely uncontrollable and dived vertically to the ground."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (240-244)


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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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