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Last updated: 28 October 2020
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Date:mercredi 19 février 1958
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Compagnie:Gulf Aviation
Immatriculation: G-APJS
Numéro de série: 14001
Année de Fabrication: 1952
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Mount Scifarello (   Italie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Grèce
Aéroport de destination:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italie
Détails:
The de Havilland Heron was on a ferry flight from Bahrain to England for inspections and modifications. The flight left Athens at 14:07 GMT for an IFR flight plan flight to Rome. En route the crew requested a lower flight level, but this was not granted because the requested level was below safety minimums. The aircraft did not arrive at Rome and was found to have crashed against the southeast slope of Mount Scifarello at a height of about 5675 feet (1730 m).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by a navigational error. The following were contributing causes: a) weather conditions encountered were worse than forecast; b) the pilot had difficulty in receiving MF bearings; c) there was no anti-icing equipment on the wing surfaces."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (79-82)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Athens-Ellinikon International Airport et Roma-Ciampino Airport est de 1037 km (648 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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