Narrative:The Air Safaris Viking approached Tarbes in poor visibility conditions: visibility 2km and cloud 8/8 at 150m. At decision altitude the runway was not visible, so a go around was initiated. Immediately thereafter the runway became visible and the approach was continued. The Viking landed gear up and came to rest after 330yds.
|Date:||29 MAY 1960|
|Type:||Vickers 498 Viking 1A|
|C/n / msn:|| 118|
|First flight:|| 1946|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Lourdes-Tarbes Ossun Lourdes Airport (LDE) (France)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Lourdes-Tarbes Ossun Lourdes Airport (LDE/LFBT), France|
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.