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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 7 enero 1960
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 802 Viscount
Operador:British European Airways - BEA
Registración: G-AOHU
Numéro de série: 169
Año de Construcción: 1957
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 54
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 59
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:London Airport (LHR) (   Reino Unido)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 25 m (82 feet) amsl
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Irlanda
Aeropuerto de Llegada:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Reino Unido
Descripción:
The Viscount landed at London Airport in fog. After touchdown the nose gear failed. The plane skidded some 500yds down the runway before coming to rest. A fire erupted in the nose section of the plane and almost destroyed the entire fuselage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of Air Traffic Control to notify the captain of a critical deterioration in runway Visual Range during his final approach. In consequence he attempted to land in a visibility which gave him insufficient visual reference with the result that the nosewheels contacted the runway before the mainwheels thereby overstressing the nose wheel unit and fracturing its attachments."

Fuentes:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


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Distance from Dublin Airport to London Airport as the crow flies is 446 km (278 miles).

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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