Accident Vickers 627 Viking 1B G-AIXS,
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Date:Sunday 15 August 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic vikg model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 627 Viking 1B
Registration: G-AIXS
MSN: 234
Year of manufacture:1947
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Blackbushe -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Blackbushe Airport (BBS/EGLK)
Destination airport:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
At 09:43, 10 minutes after takeoff from Blackbushe, the captain saw oil streaming from the no. 2 engine. The propeller was feathered and the flight returned to Blackbushe. The Viking struck the ground 135yds short of the runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was the result of the captain allowing the aircraft to stall when making a single engine approach to land. A contributory factor was the distraction of the captain's attentions by the flickering of the undercarriage red indicator lights during a critical stage of the approach."


ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (151-152)

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