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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 29 février 1964
Heure:14:14
Type/Sous-type:Bristol 175 Britannia 312
Compagnie:British Eagle International Airlines
Immatriculation: G-AOVO
Numéro de série: 13423
Année de Fabrication: 1958
Equipage:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 75 / à bord: 75
Total:victimes: 83 / à bord: 83
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Mt. Glungezer (   Autriche)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 2600 m (8530 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport (INN/LOWI), Autriche
Numéro de vol: 802/6
Détails:
British Eagle Flight 802/6 departed London at 12:04 GMT with destination Innsbruck, Austria. At 13:35 the flight contacted Munich ATC and reported over the Kempten NDB nine minutes later, changing its IFR flight plan to VFR from Kempten to Innsbruck. Two minutes later the crew contacted Innsbruck and reported descending VMC directly to Seefeld. Over the Innsbruck VOR at FL110, the airplane was still unable to break the clouds. The last message from the flight was at 14:12 when it reported at FL100. The descent was continued until the airplane collided with the steep eastern flank of the Glungezer Mountain at an altitude of 2600 m (8500 ft). An avalanche occurred, carrying most of the aircraft debris downhill for about 400 m.

The Archivist for the Eagle Group of Companies in the UK is seeking to locate passenger relatives of this Britannia accident near Innsbruck. Are your a relative? Please contact britisheagleint@aol.com.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The primary cause was the erroneous decision of the pilot-in-command to descend, below the stipulated minimum safe altitude in the weather conditions prevailing at the time, as a result of which he was unable to conduct the flight in accordance with visual flight rules."

Sources:
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16, Circular 82-AN/69 (65-75)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre London Airport et Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport est de 966 km (604 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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