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Last updated: 25 May 2020
Date:samedi 21 septembre 1963
Type/Sous-type:Vickers 651 Valetta C.1
Compagnie:The Decca Navigator Co Ltd
Immatriculation: G-APKR
Numéro de série: 338
Année de Fabrication: 1949-07-17 (14 years 2 months)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Royaume Uni
After a flight of some two hours, made for the purpose of testing radio navigation equipment, the aircraft returned to London-Gatwick Airport, U.K.. Before, and during, the flight, undercarriage operation was normal, as was the functioning of the undercarriage light and horn warning system. During the approach, the undercarriage extended normally, and the green lights indicated that it was locked down. Some 50 yds. after touch down, the aircraft began to sink on the starboard side and the captain noticed that the starboard green light was no longer showing. There were, however, no reds, and the horn was not sounding. The starboard main undercarriage leg eventually retracted and the aircraft swung off the runway to the right, on to the grass.

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