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Last updated: 18 November 2017
Datum:vrijdag 28 januari 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers VC10-1100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British Caledonian Airways
Registratie: G-ARTA
Constructienummer: 803
Bouwjaar: 1962-06-29 (9 years 7 months)
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 540
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Shortly after selecting spoilers and reverse thrust (after touching down on runway 08) the aircraft became airborne again, landed back heavily and bounced two more times. The fuselage was creased fore and aft of the wings, one nose wheel tire had burst and one wheel had separated.
The VC10, named "Loch Ness" had a landing weight of 87037 kg and a CG very close to the aft limit at 36,83%.
Winds at the time of landing were gusting to 28 kts.


photo of Vickers VC10-1100 G-ARTA
G-ARTA being broken up following the mishap
photo of Vickers VC10-1100 G-ARTA
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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen London-Heathrow Airport en London-Gatwick Airport bedraagt 41 km (26 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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