Narrative:The right hand main gear didn't show a green ('down and locked') light on approach to Southend. The emergency gear extension system didn't work, so a landing was attempted on the grass parallel to the runway. The main gear leg collapsed and the Viking swung to the right before coming to rest.
|Date:||Tuesday 28 July 1959|
|Type:||Vickers 614 Viking 1|
|Operator:||East Anglian Flying Services|
|C/n / msn:|| 141|
|First flight:|| 1946-12-03 (12 years 8 months)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 36|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39 |
|Aircraft damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Southend Municipal Airport (SEN) ( United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), United Kingdom|
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.