Vliegtuigongeval op 14 MAR 1957 met Vickers 701 Viscount G-ALWE - Wythenshawe
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:donderdag 14 maart 1957
Tijd:13:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 701 Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British European Airways - BEA
Registratie: G-ALWE
Constructienummer: 4
Bouwjaar: 1952
Aantal vlieguren:6902
Aantal vluchten:4553
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 15
Totaal:slachtoffers: 20 / inzittenden: 20
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Wythenshawe (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Nederland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Manchester-Ringway Airport (MAN/EGCC), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vluchtnummer: 411
Beschrijving:
Viscount G-ALWE (the first Viscount 701 type to be manufactured) approached Manchester-Ringway Airport following a flight from Amsterdam. After a GCA (Ground Control Approach) approach, the aircraft broke through the lowest clouds and the crew continued the approach visually. The approach was uneventful until it was about 1 mile short of the runway. The aircraft was seen to enter a shallow right descending turn with a steepening bank angle. The right wingtip touched the ground and the aircraft crashed into houses 85 yards further on. It appeared that the aileron became locked when the no. 2 flap unit of the starboard wing moved away from the trailing edge member following failure of a lug and bolt of the flap fitting.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The fracture, due to fatigue, of he 9/16 inch bolt holding the bottom of the No2 starboard flap unit."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (76-87)


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accident date: 14-03-1957
type: Vickers 701 Viscount
registration: G-ALWE
 

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 Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport en Manchester-Ringway Airport bedraagt 483 km (302 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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