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Last updated: 11 August 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 19 janvier 1973
Heure:14:31 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 802 Viscount
Compagnie:British European Airways - BEA
Immatriculation: G-AOHI
Numéro de série: 158
Année de Fabrication: 1957
Heures de vol:32677
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:56 km (35 milles) N of Glasgow (   Royaume Uni)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 1219 m (3999 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Test
Aéroport de départ:Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport (GLA/EGPF), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport (GLA/EGPF), Royaume Uni
Détails:
Viscount G-AOHI departed Glasgow at 14:22 GMT on a test flight which was to last about 15 minutes. The crew intended to carry out the flight in visual conditions. Weather conditions however, were marginal: rain and snow with 6 km visibility, 8/8 clouds at 4000 feet and strong winds (50-60 knots) at 2000 feet.
The plane had climbed to an altitude of 4000 feet when it crashed near the peak of Ben More mountain, 35 miles north of Glasgow.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The aircraft struck a mountain peak whilst flying over snow covered high terrain in marginal visual meteorological conditions. Failure to maintain a safe altitude and insufficient attention to navigational procedures were contributory factors."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: AAR 4/1974
Download report: Final report


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photo of Vickers-802-Viscount-G-AOHI
accident date: 19-01-1973
type: Vickers 802 Viscount
registration: G-AOHI
 

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