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Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Date:Thursday 15 April 1965
Type:Vickers 639 Viking 1
Operator:Invicta International Airways
Registration: G-AHOY
C/n / msn: 128
First flight: 1946-10-26 (18 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Manston Airport (MSE) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Rotterdam Airport (RTM/EHRD), Netherlands
Destination airport:Manston Airport (MSE/EGMH), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Before departing Rotterdam for a positioning flight, Hold No. 4 was loaded with a total of 400 Kg. of ballast. After a normal landing at Manaton, the aircraft was taxied towards the parking area. At a point on the taxiway where there was a slight downhill slope, the brakes were applied to initiate a turn, while the aircraft was moving at 5 to 10 m.p.h. The nose started to go down and, although no further brake was applied, continued to do so until the propellers hit the ground. After stopping the engines and turning off the fuel, the pilot went aft and then returned to the cockpit. AB he did so the tail went down heavily and the tail wheel was driven into the fuselage.

Classification:
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 Rotterdam Airport to Manston Airport as the crow flies is 222 km (139 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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