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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:zaterdag 24 december 1960
Tijd:11:38 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B704 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-436
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registratie: G-APFN
Constructienummer: 17715/171
Bouwjaar: 1960
Aantal vlieguren:204
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 508
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 95
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 106
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:London Airport (LHR) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
The aircraft made a precision approach radar descent to land on runway 23 Left at London at the conclusion of a scheduled flight from Chicago, IL. It then touched down nearly halfway along the runway and as the captain was not able to bring it to a stop on the remaining length of runway it ran onto the grass surface beyond the runway end. The main landing gear units collapsed, and the aircraft was extensively damaged.
The airplane operated on a flight from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) to London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) with en route stops at Detroit (DTW), Montreal and Prestwick.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain carried out the final stage of the approach to land at too high an airspeed. As a result the aircraft touched down too far along the runway and failed to stop within the remaining length."

» ICAO Accident Digest 12, no. 67


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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 Glasgow-Prestwick Airport en London Airport bedraagt 521 km (325 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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