1953 Nutts Corner Viking Accident

1953 Nutts Corner Viking Accident

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Ce contenu est une compilation d'articles de l'encyclop die libre Wikipedia. The 1953 Nutts Corner Viking accident was the 5 January 1953 crash of a British European Airways Vickers Viking airliner on approach to Belfast-Nutts Corner Airport in Northern Ireland. The Viking, registered G-AJDL and named Lord St Vincent, was on a domestic flight from London-Northolt Airport with four crew and 31 passengers on board. Twenty-four of the passengers and three crewmembers died. G-AJDL left Northolt at 7:27, about 25 minutes late. Two hours later it was on approach to Nutts Corner. When the aircraft was 3 miles (4.8 km) out from the runway threshold it was 90 feet (27 m) above the glideslope. The aircraft then rapidly lost height and hit the pole supporting an approach light a short distance from the aerodrome. Following the initial impact the aircraft hit further poles; it then hit a mobile standard beam approach van before striking a brick building housing equipment operating the instrument landing system about 200 yards (180 m) from the runway.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • String Publishing
  • United States
  • French
  • 6136279460
  • 9786136279466