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Last updated: 31 October 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 10 octobre 1965
Type/Sous-type:Bristol 175 Britannia 312
Compagnie:British Eagle International Airlines
Immatriculation: G-AOVB
Numéro de série: 13230
Année de Fabrication: 1957-07-05 (8 years 3 months)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 112
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 120
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Gan RAF Station (GAN) (   Les Maldives)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrain
Aéroport de destination:Gan RAF Station (GAN/VRMG), Les Maldives
Détails:
After a flight from Bahrain the aircraft arrived over the Gan NDB at 13:23 hrs. local time and was cleared for an ILS approach to runway 28. The approach was monitored by radar. During the approach, varying visibility was encountered but at 350 ft. in moderate rain, the approach lights were seen. Full flap was applied, and speed was reduced for landing. At a height of between 100 and 150 ft., however, extremely heavy rain caused a complete loss of forward vision. Overshoot action was taken but the aircraft continued to descend and struck the ground. It bounced into the air and, at the same time, emerged from the very heavy rain and the whole of the aerodrome then became visible. The impact with the ground damaged the nosewheel assembly and caused the crash inertia switches to operate; this shut off the fuel to the engines. The aircraft landed to the right of the runway and ran for some distance on its main wheels before the nose came down. The damaged nosewheel assembly then collapsed, and the aircraft came to rest with its nose on the ground.

Probable Cause:

Opinion: The aircraft struck the ground heavily and damaged the landing gear when attempting to overshoot from a low height following loss of visual reference in heavy rain.

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


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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 Bahrain International Airport et Gan RAF Station est de 3826 km (2391 miles).

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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