Accident
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Statuts:
Date:mercredi 24 décembre 1958
Heure:11:58
Type/Sous-type:Bristol 175 Britannia 312
Compagnie:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Immatriculation: G-AOVD
Numéro de série: 13235
Année de Fabrication: 1957
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 12
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Sopley Park (   Royaume Uni) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Test
Aéroport de départ:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Royaume Uni
Détails:
The Bristol Britannia took off from London at 10:10 for a test flight regarding the renewal of its Certificate of Airworthiness. After performing the necessary test, the crew requested a descent from 12000 feet to 3000 feet. Some 3 minutes after starting the descent, the aircraft struck the ground which was obscured by fog.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was the result of the aircraft being flown into ground obscured by fog. This was caused by a failure on the part of both the captain and the first officer to establish the altitude of the aircraft before and during the final descent. The responsability for the accident must rest with the captain. The height presentation afforded by the type of three-pointer altimeter fitted to the subject aircraft was such that a higher degree of attention was required to interpret it accurately than is desirable in so vital an instrument. This, when taken into conjunction with the nature of the flight on which the aircraft was engaged was a contributory factor."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (44-47)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre London-Heathrow Airport et London-Heathrow Airport est de 0 km (0 miles).

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