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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:maandag 6 februari 1989
Type:Vickers 952F Vanguard
Vloog voor:Royal Air Maroc - RAM
Gehuurd van:Inter Cargo Service
Registratie: F-GEJE
Constructienummer: 730
Bouwjaar: 1960-12-10 (28 years 2 months)
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Tyne 512
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Marseille-Provence Airport (MRS) (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Marseille-Provence Airport (MRS/LFML), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankrijk
Vanguard F-GEJE was chartered by Royal Air Maroc and Air France to carry out a cargo flight from Paris (ORY) to Casablanca. The airplane was to return as flight 3132 to Marseille (MRS) and Paris (ORY). On the return flight at Marseille some cargo was offloaded and new cargo loaded. At 18:08 the airplane taxied to runway 32R and was cleared for takeoff four minutes later. The takeoff was aborted when the crew experienced problems with the flight controls. The crew requested current wind information and after completing some checks requested clearance for departure. During the second attempt to takeoff from runway 32R, the crew experienced control difficulties. The airplane banked to the right until it crashed into the water to the right of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES (translated from French): "The accident resulted from a loss of control of the aircraft during take-off following a failure (or disconnection) in the control chain of an aileron servo-compensator. This failure (disconnection) most likely occurred when using the thrust reversers on the last landing. This failure (disconnection) appears to be the result of an earlier damage probably located in the control chain of the left aileron servo-compensator, struck by a stepladder after the antepenultimate flight; however, the link between the two elements could not be formally established. Before take-off, the crew did detect the anomaly in the roll controls but performed an incorrect analysis and did not perform all the checks required by the flight manual in this case. The power reduction immediately after take-off exacerbated the loss of control of the aircraft by causing it to stall. The fact that this flight is an instruction flight and the relatively modest experience of this crew on aircraft of this technology were aggravating factors."

» Rapport final concernant l'accident survenu 6/2/1989 a Marseille-Margnane (13) au VC-9 immatriculé F-GJEJ et exploité par la compagnie Inter Cargo Service


photo of Vickers-952F-Vanguard-F-GEJE
accident date: 06-02-1989
type: Vickers 952F Vanguard
registration: F-GEJE

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 Marseille-Provence Airport en Paris-Orly Airport bedraagt 624 km (390 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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