Hull-loss description
Last updated: 23 August 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 11 January 1988
Time:12:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 806 Viscount
Operator:British Air Ferries - BAF
Registration: G-APIM
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) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
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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.

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Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/88 (#19)
» The Viscount Stephen Piercey Story


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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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