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Last updated: 1 August 2021
Datum:Montag 30 Oktober 1961
Zeit:17:48 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 736 Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:British United Airways - BUA
Kennzeichen: G-AODH
Werknummer: 78
Baujahr: 1955
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Berlin (unknown airport), Deutschland
Flug nach:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Deutschland
Visibility was poor when the Viscount approached Frankfurt. During a missed approach, the plane struck the ground alongside runway 25 and rolled to stop.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command, during the ILS approach, flew below the critical height and, in a surface visibility which was inadequate, struck the ground alongside the runway. It is probable hat a contributing factor was that at the critical moment the assistance given by the co-pilot to the pilot-in-command was erroneous and misleading."


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