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Last updated: 22 August 2019
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Date:Sunday 7 March 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 802 Visoount
Operator:British European Airways - BEA
Registration: G-AOHT
C/n / msn: 168
First flight: 1957-06-20 (7 years 9 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER/EGJJ), United Kingdom
Narrative:
While the engines were being started for a freight service to Jersey, the nosewheel retracted. The nose structure and three of the propellers were severely damaged. It was considered that the undercarriage selector buttons bad been left in an intermediate position, following a retraction test. With the button in this position, undercarriage retraction would begin as soon as there was adequate hydraulic pressure in the system.

Classification:
Landing gear collapse
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Accidents to Aircraft - A United Kingdom Survey for the year ended 31st December 1965


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Distance from London-Heathrow Airport to Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands as the crow flies is 279 km (174 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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