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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Fecha:viernes 19 enero 1973
Hora:14:31 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 802 Viscount
Operador:British European Airways - BEA
Registración: G-AOHI
Numéro de série: 158
Año de Construcción: 1957
Horas Totales de la Célula:32677
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:56 km (35 milles) N of Glasgow (   Reino Unido)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 1219 m (3999 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport (GLA/EGPF), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport (GLA/EGPF), Reino Unido
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:
Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: AAR 4/1974
Download report: Final report


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


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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