Beschrijving:At the conclusion of a flight from Hannover Airport (HAJ), the aircraft diverted from Berlin-Tempelhof after two unsuccessful attempts to land there had been made. Both approaches were discontinued because the pilot was not able to complete the landing by visual reference to the ground. Berlin-Tegel, the alternate airport, reported wind calm, visibility 1.5 km. and 4/8 cloud at 300 ft. and an approach by ILS on runway 26L there was made down to 400 ft., when the approach lights were sighted, and was then
|Datum:||zondag 17 maart 1963|
Vickers 802 Viscount
|Luchtvaartmaatschappij:||British European Airways - BEA|
|Bouwjaar:|| 1957-04-26 (5 years 11 months)|
|Motoren:|| 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4|
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 33|
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 37 |
|Plaats:||Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) ( Duitsland)
|Fase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Soort vlucht:||Internationale lijnvlucht|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||Hannover Airport (HAJ/EDDV), Duitsland|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDBB), Duitsland|
continued solely by visual reference.
The approach and runway lighting was being modified at the time and this involved displacing the threshold of runway 26L by some 900 ft. And "sterilising" the first part of the runway which was marked with special lights. However, as Tegel is a military aerodrome, details of these lights, including the provision of a VASI and the displacement of the threshold, had not been generally
promulgated and so were not known to the captain of G-AOHO. The aircraft touched down some 200 ft. short of the beginning of the runway (i.e. 1100 ft. short of the displaced threshold) and shortly afterwards the nose wheels struck a small mound of earth and then touched the ground just before the concrete of the runway. The nosewheel leg slowly collapsed until the inboard propellers scraped the surface of the runway; the aircraft came to rest in a nose down attitude, still supported on its mainwheels and folded nosegear.
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA
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 Hannover Airport en Berlin-Tempelhof Airport bedraagt 250 km (156 miles).
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.