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Accident
Last updated: 26 August 2016
Statuts:
Date:lundi 28 avril 1958
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 802 Viscount
Compagnie:British European Airways - BEA
Immatriculation: G-AORC
Numéro de série: 254
Année de Fabrication: 1957
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Craigie (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), Royaume Uni
Détails:
The Viscount took off from London at 20:42 for a positioning flight to Prestwick. Nearing Prestwick, a descent from FL185 was commenced The aircraft was cleared to pass the Prestwick radio beacon at 4000 feet. Shortly after the crew reported descending through 11000 feet, the aircraft struck the ground close to the Prestwick beacon. The plane skidded for about 400 m and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the captain flying the aircraft into the ground during the descent to Prestwick after misreading the altimeter by 10000ft. Whilst a somewhat ambiguous presentation of height on the pressure altimeter may have initiated this misreading, a lack of co-operation between the captain and first officer and a lack of alertness on the part of the first officer were the main contributory factors."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (129-132)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre London Airport et Glasgow-Prestwick Airport est de 521 km (326 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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