Narrative:Fairflight Shorts 330 G-BHWT had a history of hydraulic problems and was prepared for a flight to Biggin Hill for maintenance. The aircraft was taxiing to the runway when suddenly the nosegear steering failed. The aircraft entered an uncommanded left turn and collided with a stationary Vickers Viscount aircraft G-APIM. The Viscount was restored and put on display at the Brooklands Museum.
|Date:||Monday 11 January 1988|
Vickers 806 Viscount
|Operator:||British Air Ferries - BAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 412|
|First flight:|| 1958|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Southend Municipal Airport (SEN) ( United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/88 (#19)
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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.