Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 28 July 1959
Type:Vickers 614 Viking 1
Operator:East Anglian Flying Services
Registration: G-AHPH
C/n / msn: 141
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 36
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The right hand main gear didn't show a green ('down and locked') light on approach to Southend. The emergency gear extension system didn't work, so a landing was attempted on the grass parallel to the runway. The main gear leg collapsed and the Viking swung to the right before coming to rest.

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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.
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