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Last updated: 21 September 2019
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Datum:zaterdag 28 september 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British European Airways - BEA
Registratie: G-AOFY
Constructienummer: 14099
Bouwjaar: 1956
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Islay-Glenegedale Airport (ILY) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Ambulance
Vliegveld van vertrek:Glasgow International Airport (GLA/EGPF), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Islay-Glenegedale Airport (ILY/EGPI), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
An air ambulance aircraft was ordered to fly to Port Ellen to pick up a patient in urgent need of attention. DH-114 Heron G-AOFY carried out a VDF let-down at night in low cloud and poor visibility conditions. While turning to finals the left wing struck the ground causing the aircraft to crash.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot did not appreciate that the aircraft had rapidly lost height whilst he was making a visual half circuit to land. This could not have been due to the absence of sufficient visual reference in the prevailing conditions of darkness, very low cloud and drizzle. The urgent nature of the flight is considered to have influenced the pilot's decision to land."

Bronnen:
» El Siglo de Torreón 28 September 1957, p4


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Glasgow International Airport en Islay-Glenegedale Airport bedraagt 115 km (72 miles).

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.
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