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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 2 Dezember 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 732 Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:Hunting-Clan Air Transport
Kennzeichen: G-ANRR
Werknummer: 74
Baujahr: 1955
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Frimley (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Test
Flug von:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Großbritannien
Flug nach:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
The Hunting Clan Vickers Viscount plane took off from London for a test flight following major overhaul. While flying at 1000 feet, some 10 minutes after takeoff, the right wing broke off and the aircraft crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to the elevator spring tab operating in the reversed sense. This involved the pilot in involuntary manoeuvres which overstressed the aircraft and caused the wing to break off. Work done to the spring tab mechanism during overhaul had been carried out incorrectly and the persons responsible for inspection failed to observe the faulty operation of the tab because they were neglectful in the performance of their duty."



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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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