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Last updated: 11 August 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 19 januari 1973
Tijd:14:31 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 802 Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British European Airways - BEA
Registratie: G-AOHI
Constructienummer: 158
Bouwjaar: 1957
Aantal vlieguren:32677
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:56 km (35 mijl) N of Glasgow (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Test
Vliegveld van vertrek:Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport (GLA/EGPF), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport (GLA/EGPF), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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:
cover
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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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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