Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 22 January 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 814 Viscount
Operator:British Midland Airways - BMA
Registration: G-AWXI
C/n / msn: 339
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
At 1000 feet after take-off (from runway 28R) the no. 4 engine failed and caught fire. Because the propeller continued to windmill, the flames were fed with engine oil. An emergency landing was carried out on runway 28R. The fire was extinguished, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

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photo of Vickers 814 Viscount D-ANOL
D-ANOL shown here on a lease from Lufthansa. The Viscount was sold to BMA in January 1969 as G-AWXI.
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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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