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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 23 November 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 807 Viscount
Operator:Gibraltar Airways
Registration: G-BBVH
MSN: 281
First flight: 1957
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 520
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 78
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tangier Airport (TNG) (   Morocco)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gibraltar-North Front Airport (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Destination airport:Tangier Airport (TNG/GMTT), Morocco
The aircraft ran off the left side of runway 28 on landing, continued in a shallow channel before coming to rest 1165yds past the touchdown point. Aquaplaning is suspected since the landing took place during a heavy rainshower with wind at 60deg/24 kts.

Runway excursion


photo of Vickers-807-Viscount-G-BBVH
accident date: 23-11-1988
type: Vickers 807 Viscount
registration: G-BBVH

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Gibraltar-North Front Airport to Tangier Airport as the crow flies is 69 km (43 miles).

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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