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Last updated: 28 February 2021
Fecha:miércoles 1 mayo 1957
Hora:21:20 UTC
Tipo:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Operador:Eagle Aviation Ltd.
Registración: G-AJBO
Numéro de série: 241
Año de Construcción: 1947-09-09 (9 years 8 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:488
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 29 / Ocupantes: 30
Total:Fatalidades: 34 / Ocupantes: 35
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Star Hill (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Blackbushe Airport (BBS/EGLK), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tripoli-Idris Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libia
Viking G-AJBO was on a trooping flight to Idris, Libya when it took off from Blackbushe (BBS) at 21:14 UTC. Two minutes after takeoff the crew reported .. "a port engine failure I am making a left-hand circuit to come in again". When the aircraft was turning to finals, at 1200yds from the threshold, the left wingtip struck the ground and the aircraft crashed inverted in a wood and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the captain to maintain height and a safe flying speed when approaching to land on one engine after the failure (or suspected failure) of the port engine for reasons unknown."

» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (100-105)


photo of Vickers-610-Viking-1B-G-AJBO

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Blackbushe Airport to Tripoli-Idris Airport as the crow flies is 2349 km (1468 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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