Narrative:The Viscount had departed Dublin at 06:44 GMT for a pilot conversion training flight on an IFR flight plan. The instructor planned to spend 2 hours in a sector NW of Dublin, followed by practicing circuits and landings for one hour. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the aircraft entering a vertical dive from low altitude. The plane crashed and caught fire.
|Date:||Thursday 22 June 1967|
Vickers 803 Viscount
|C/n / msn:|| 176|
|First flight:|| 1957|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||3 km (1.9 mls) N of Ashbourne ( Ireland)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
|Departure airport:||Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Ireland|
|Destination airport:||Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Ireland|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "An unintentional stall and incipient spin at a low altitude from which recovery was not possible.
There is not enough evidence to determine the circumstances leading to the stall and incipient spin but the behaviour of the aircraft in the final stages was such as to indicate that it was not under control of the flight instructor."
Loss of control
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.