Accident
Last updated: 26 July 2014
Status:
Datum:maandag 28 april 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 802 Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British European Airways - BEA
Registratie: G-AORC
Constructienummer: 254
Bouwjaar: 1957
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Craigie (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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 400m 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."

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


Foto's

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen London-Heathrow Airport en Glasgow-Prestwick Airport bedraagt 521 km (326 miles).

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.
languages: English Franšais Nederlands Deutsch Espanol

Share
Share