Narrative:The Cunard Eagle Viking took off from London at 13:29 GMT for a charter flight to Stavanger. The Viking crashed on Holteheia (a steep hill) at 1600 feet while approaching the airport.
|Date:||Wednesday 9 August 1961|
|Type:||Vickers 610 Viking 3B|
|Operator:||Cunard Eagle Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 152|
|First flight:|| 1947|
|Total airframe hrs:||20885|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36|
|Total:||Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||54 km (33.8 mls) NE of Stavanger ( Norway)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom|
|Destination airport:||Stavanger-Sola Airport (SVG/ENZV), Norway|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "For reasons unknown, the aircraft deviated from the prescribed flight path."
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from London-Heathrow Airport to Stavanger-Sola Airport as the crow flies is 902 km (564 miles).
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.