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Last updated: 29 July 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 22 octubre 1958
Hora:11:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 701C Viscount
Operador:British European Airways - BEA
Registración: G-ANHC
Numéro de série: 63
Año de Construcción: 1954-12-01 (3 years 11 months)
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 506
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 26 / Ocupantes: 26
Total:Fatalidades: 31 / Ocupantes: 31
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Anzio (   Italia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italia
Número de Vuelo:BE142
Descripción:
BEA Flight 142 was en route from London to Naples flying on Airway Amber 1, reporting over Ostia, Italy, at 23500 feet at 11:44. The flight reported continuing to Ponza, estimating arrival over this NDB at 11:57. At 10:45 a formation of four Italian Air Force North American F-86E Sabre jets had taken off from Pratica di Mare Air Base on a group tactical training exercise in the Pratica CTR (West of Airway Amber 1) which was prohibited for civil aircraft. The formation was 5 km east of Anzio on a 310 degree heading carrying out a reverse attack manoeuvre consisting of an initial dive, followed by a climb turn to the right and a steep dive with final recovery to level flight. During the steep dive that followed the climbing turn, the leading aircraft collided with the Viscount. Both aircraft crashed, but the F-86 pilot was able to eject.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to "an Act of God" - since neither of the pilots saw the other aircraft before they collided.
A contributory cause of the accident was deviation of the Viscount from the airway which placed it in a prohibited area reserved for military activities."

Fuentes:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (215-227)


Fotos

photo of Vickers-Viscount-
Collision sequence reconstruction
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Map
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 London Airport to Napoli Airport as the crow flies is 1618 km (1011 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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Vickers Viscount

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