Accident Vickers 610 Viking 1B G-AIVP,
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Date:Monday 5 April 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic vikg model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Owner/operator:British European Airways - BEA
Registration: G-AIVP
MSN: 229
Year of manufacture:1947
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:3 km from Berlin-Gatow -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London (unknown airport)
Destination airport:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG)
The Viking collided head-on with a Soviet Air Force Yakovlev 3 fighter, which was performing aerobatics. The Viking spiralled slowly without control and crashed. The fighter pilot was also killed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The collision was caused by the action of the Yak fighter, which was in disregard of the accepted rules of flying and, in particular, of the quadripartite flying rules to which Soviet authorities were parties."


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