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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Datum:donderdag 7 januari 1960
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-AOHU
Constructienummer: 169
Bouwjaar: 1957
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 54
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 59
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:London Airport (LHR) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Ierland
Vliegveld van aankomst:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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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 Dublin Airport en London Airport bedraagt 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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