1957 Blackbushe Viking Accident

1957 Blackbushe Viking Accident

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1957 Blackbushe Viking accident occurred on 1 May 1957 when an Eagle Aviation twin-engined Vickers VC.1 Viking registered G-AJBO crashed into trees near Blackbushe Airport, located in Hampshire, England, on approach following a suspected engine failure on take-off. All five crew and 29 of the 30 passengers were killed. At 21:14 the Viking took off from Blackbushe Airport on an unscheduled passenger flight to RAF Idris in Libya. The aircraft on charter to the War Office had five crew, 25 soldiers from the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, one soldier's wife, two children and two war department civilians. At 21:16 the pilot reported I have port engine failure, I am making a left-hand circuit to come in again. As the aircraft turned onto the approach to land about 1200 yards (1,116 m) from the were killed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Utilpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136279037
  • 9786136279039