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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Datum:maandag 14 augustus 1961
Type:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Overseas Aviation
Registratie: G-AJCE
Constructienummer: 256
Bouwjaar: 1948-03-19 (13 years 5 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 37
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 40
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN) (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN/LFLY), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vickers Viking G-AJCE operated on a charter flight from Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) to London-Gatwick Airport (LGW). An intermediate stop was planned at Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN).
On takeoff from Lyon, the airplane suffered a simultaneous failure of both engines. The failure of the first (starboard) engine seems to have been due to the breaking of a seal in the hydraulic propeller pitch control system. The breakage caused periodic variation of the pitch and hence variations in the speed of the engine.
The vibrations of the port engine according to the statement of the crew and of experts, were undoubtedly due to an ignition defect. The ignition harness was found to be below requirements.
Consequently the airplane crash-landed near the airport.

» Flight 24 August 1961


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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 Lyon-Bron Airport en London-Gatwick Airport bedraagt 706 km (442 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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