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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:zaterdag 7 december 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic TPIN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Scottish Airlines
Registratie: G-AOEO
Constructienummer: 503
Bouwjaar: 1956-08-26 (1 year 3 months)
Aantal vlieguren:564
Motoren: 2 Alvis Leonides 514
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Fezzan (   LibiŽ)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Demonstratie
Vliegveld van vertrek:Atshan Airstrip, LibiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tripoli-Idris Airport (TIP/HLLT), LibiŽ
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» 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 Networkís 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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