Narrative:En route at FL205 a loss of hydraulic fluid occurred, accompanied by a drop in airspeed from 210 knots to 180 knots. During the descent to Khartoum it was found that the landing gear could not be lowered and locked down by the normal or emergency systems. The Britannia landed on a strip alongside the runway with the nose wheel up and the main landing gears trailing. It was later found that the failure of the support member for the starboard main gear uplock had permitted the gear to fall in flight, damaging hydraulic system lines.
|Date:||Friday 11 November 1960|
|Type:||Bristol 175 Britannia 102|
|Operator:||British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC|
|C/n / msn:|| 12904|
|First flight:|| 1955|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT) (Sudan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan|
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.