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Accident
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 9 septiembre 1963
Hora:13:49 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 806 Viscount
Operador:British European Airways - BEA
Registración: G-AOJC
Numéro de série: 152
Año de Construcción: 1956
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 30
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 34
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Suiza)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Suiza
Número de Vuelo:BE556
Descripción:
During the flight two screws were noticed to be missing from the flap beam fairing between the inner and middle flaps on the port wing. As a precaution it was decided to make a flapless landing at Geneva. The touchdown was smooth, on the mainwheels, but the nosewheels and axle broke off because of a material fracture when the nosewheels touched the runway. The aircraft continued straight down the runway, with the stub of the leg in contact with the ground. When the speed had dropped to about 30 knots, the aircraft swung to port on to a taxiway and stopped just clear of the runway. A small fire in the nosewheel bay was quickly put out by the airport fire service.

Probable Cause:

Conclusions: "The Commission arrived unanimously at the following conclusion : The accident was due to the facture of a part of the nose undercarriage structure during a landing made without flaps, probably subject to the accompanying influence of local weakening of the fractured part."

Fuentes:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA
» ICAO Digest 15-I (Circular 78)


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Distance from London Airport to Genève-Cointrin Airport as the crow flies is 749 km (468 miles).

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