1958 London Vickers Viking Accident

1958 London Vickers 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 London Vickers Viking accident occurred on 2 September 1958 when an Independent Air Travel Vickers VC.1 Viking (registration G-AIJE), loaded with two Bristol Proteus turboprop engines as cargo, and with three crew members aboard, attempted a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Tel Aviv via Nice, Brindisi and Athens. The aircraft took off from Heathrow at 05:54 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) but 15 minutes after take off the flight crew reported engine problems and requested a return to Blackbushe Airport. Air traffic control cleared the crew to descend to 3000 feet, but could not maintain this altitude, and continued descending. A Mayday call was made from the aircraft at 0632 GMT, shortly before crashing into a row of houses on Kelvin Gardens, Southall. The aircraft burst into flames on impact killing all three crew and four people, a mother and three children, on the ground. Witnesses reported that they saw one of the crew waving outside of the aircraft just before the aircraft crashed.
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136285002
  • 9786136285009