Narrative:The Viking crashed into the north face of the Pic de la Roquette in the Pyrenees.
|Date:||Wednesday 11 September 1963|
|Type:||Vickers 610 Viking 1B|
|C/n / msn:|| 216|
|First flight:|| 1947|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36|
|Total:||Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Pic de la Roquette ( France)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), United Kingdom|
|Destination airport:||Perpignan Airport (PGF/LFMP), France|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause of this accident was a navigational error."
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-Gatwick Airport to Perpignan Airport as the crow flies is 956 km (598 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.