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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 11 juli 1969
Tijd:16:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Unknown
Registratie: TN-ABA
Constructienummer: 14034
Bouwjaar: 1953
Aantal vlieguren:16723
Motoren: 4 de Havilland Gipsy Queen 30-2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Ruddervoorde (   BelgiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Charleroi-Gosselies Airport (CRL/EBCI), BelgiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
The accident aircraft arrived at Charleroi-Gosselies Airport (CRL), Belgium, on January 24, 1969 after a flight from D.R. Congo.
It had operated in D.R. Congo on behalf of Cogeair for about eight months.
The Heron was parked at Gosselies until July 11, 1969, when it was going to be ferried to London-Gatwick Airport. According to documents on the airplane it had been issued a temporary certificate of registration in Congo as TN-ABA on June 5, 1969.
Congolese authorities however disputed the authenticity of the document.
The airplane departed at 15:51 hours local time. At 16:34 engine no. 4 started vibrating heavily. The pilot shut down the engine. Soon after engine no. 3 began emitting smoke and caught fire. The pilot shut down the engine but the prop failed to feather.
The airplane lost altitude and the pilot decided to carry out a forced landed in a field. It touched some trees and came to rest in a field.

Probable Cause:

De oorzaak van het ongeval is te wijten aan het vastlopen in vlucht van twee motoren. De aanvankelijke oorzaak van dit vastlopen is hoogst waarschijnlijk te wijten aan het niet naleven van de door de constructeur voorgeschreven procedure betreffende het starten na een enigszins lange stilstand van de motoren.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: MVV Belgium
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report


Foto's

photo of de-Havilland-DH-114-Heron-1B-TN-ABA
accident date: 11-07-1969
type: de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
registration: TN-ABA
photo of de-Havilland-DH-114-Heron-1B-TN-ABA
accident date: 11-07-1969
type: de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
registration: TN-ABA
photo of de-Havilland-DH-114-Heron-1B-TN-ABA
accident date: 11-07-1969
type: de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
registration: TN-ABA
photo of de-Havilland-DH-114-Heron-1B-TN-ABA
accident date: 11-07-1969
type: de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
registration: TN-ABA
 

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 Charleroi-Gosselies Airport en London-Gatwick Airport bedraagt 333 km (208 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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