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Date:jeudi 17 janvier 1963
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic TPIN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1
Compagnie:Bristow Helicopters
Immatriculation: G-APLN
Numéro de série: 526
Année de Fabrication: 1958-04-13 (4 years 9 months)
Moteurs: 2 Alvis Leonides 514
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:22 km (13.8 milles) de Chepbeica (   Maroc)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK/GMMX), Maroc
Aéroport de destination:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP), Espagne
The Twin Pioneer departed Southend on a ferry flight to Dakar. Intermediate night time stops were planned at Marrakech, Agadir and Las Palmas.
After passing abeam Sidi Ifni on plan the aircraft encountered an extreme depression with extreme winds.
The crew however were not able to contact Fuerteventura by HF or VHF radio. Nor were they able to pick up the Fuerteventura NDB or any other beacon. Uncertain about their position, the captain decided ditch the plane near a fishing vessel.

Probable Cause:

It was subsequently established that the Fuerteventura NDB was not operating at the time requested by the Captain in the Flight Plan; the Flight Plan was received in Las Palmas before the aircraft departed Marrakech, but Fuerteventura aerodrome had by that time closed, in accordance with the published hours of watch.

» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA


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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 Marrakech-Menara Airport et Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria est de 813 km (508 miles).

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