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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 29 May 1960
Type:Vickers 498 Viking 1A
Operator:Air Safaris
Registration: G-AHOR
C/n / msn: 118
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lourdes-Tarbes Ossun Lourdes Airport (LDE) (   France)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Lourdes-Tarbes Ossun Lourdes Airport (LDE/LFBT), France
Narrative:
The Air Safaris Viking approached Tarbes in poor visibility conditions: visibility 2 km and cloud 8/8 at 150 m. 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.

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


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