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Last updated: 31 October 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 10 oktober 1965
Type:Bristol 175 Britannia 312
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British Eagle International Airlines
Registratie: G-AOVB
Constructienummer: 13230
Bouwjaar: 1957-07-05 (8 years 3 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 112
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 120
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Gan RAF Station (GAN) (   Maldiven)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrein
Vliegveld van aankomst:Gan RAF Station (GAN/VRMG), Maldiven
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bahrain International Airport en Gan RAF Station bedraagt 3826 km (2391 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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