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Last updated: 18 March 2019
Date:Thursday 20 February 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 736 Viscount
Operator:British Midland Airways - BMA
Registration: G-AODG
C/n / msn: 77
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 53
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:East Midlands Airport (EMA) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport (GLA/EGPF), United Kingdom
Destination airport:East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGNX), United Kingdom
The pilot failed to execute a flare on the second attempt to land on runway 10. The Viscount struck the runway 1000 feet short of the intended touchdown point. The nose gear collapsed and the fuselage ruptured. Visibility was poor with blowing snow.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident resulted from the pilot failing to execute a proper landing manoeuvre in adverse weather conditions."


» Flight International 13 March 1969 (p.398)


photo of Vickers 736 Viscount G-AODG
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Distance from Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport to East Midlands Airport as the crow flies is 390 km (244 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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