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Last updated: 19 October 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 28 décembre 1962
Heure:11:04 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CARV model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Compagnie:Channel Air Bridge
Immatriculation: G-ARSF
Numéro de série: 3/18339
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Heures de vol:1081
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 14
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 18
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Rotterdam Airport (RTM) (   Pays-Bas)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Rotterdam Airport (RTM/EHRD), Pays-Bas
Détails:
The Carvair was making a visual approach to Rotterdam in conditions of snow (visibility 1460 m). During the final approach the landing gear struck a 6 feet high dyke, 800 feet short of the runway threshold. The plane bounced and struck the ground heavily 200 feet further on. The right wing became partially detached from the fuselage and the aircraft rolled rapidly to the right. The Carvair came to rest after sliding inverted for some 700 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to the fact that the commander carried out the final stage of approach below the normal glide path with insufficient engine power, as a result of which the speed of descent was too high in relation to the horizontal distance still to be covered to the beginning of the runway. Consequently, the aircraft, at a high vertical speed, hit a dyke, after facing the direction of approach. The Board is of the opinion that even if there had been no dyke, and it was not an obstruction of any significant height, the aircraft would still have hit the ground a considerable distance short of the runway threshold, although possibly with less fatal consequences than in the present instance."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (104-107)


Photos

photo of Aviation-Traders-ATL-98-Carvair-G-ARSF
accident date: 28-12-1962
type: Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
registration: G-ARSF
 

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 Southend Municipal Airport et Rotterdam Airport est de 259 km (162 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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