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Last updated: 29 July 2016
Fecha:jueves 21 septiembre 1967
Hora:07:59 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 808 Viscount
Operador:Aer Lingus
Registración: EI-AKK
Numéro de série: 422
Año de Construcción: 1959
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 17
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Bristol Airport (BRS) (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Irlanda
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD), Reino Unido
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."

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


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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 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.
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