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Last updated: 20 November 2017
Datum:Sonntag 29 Mai 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers 498 Viking 1A
Fluggesellschaft:Air Safaris
Kennzeichen: G-AHOR
Werknummer: 118
Baujahr: 1946
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 27
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 30
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Lourdes-Tarbes Ossun Lourdes Airport (LDE) (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Lourdes-Tarbes Ossun Lourdes Airport (LDE/LFBT), Frankreich
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.

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