Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 21 September 1967
Time:07:59 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 808 Viscount
Operator:Aer Lingus
Registration: EI-AKK
C/n / msn: 422
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bristol Airport (BRS) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Ireland
Destination airport:Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Weather deteriorated as the aircraft approached Bristol. The Viscount was misaligned with the runway, which the pilot tried to correct at flare-out level. The right wingtip and no. 4 propeller struck the runway during this manoeuver. An overshoot was attempted, but the pilot saw obstructions coming up ahead, which he wouldn't be able to clear. The pilot thus put the aircraft onto the ground wheels up. The Viscount came to rest against a fence.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An attempt to align the aircraft with the runway at too low a height following the commander's incorrect decision to continue the approach when visual guidance became obscured below critical height."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Volume II (206-217)


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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 Dublin Airport to Bristol Airport as the crow flies is 328 km (205 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.
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