ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 639 Viking 1 G-AHOY London-Stansted Airport (STN) 
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Last updated: 24 September 2022
Date:Monday 6 April 1964
Type:Vickers 639 Viking 1
Operator:Invicta International Airways
Registration: G-AHOY
C/n / msn: 128
First flight: 1946-10-26 (17 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:London-Stansted Airport (STN) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), United Kingdom
Destination airport:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), United Kingdom
The aircraft was engaged on a training flight for the purpose of converting pilots to the type. In the course of' a ' touch-and- go' landing, after overshoot action had been initiated, but before the aircraft had become airborne, the undercarriage was inadvertently selected 'UP'. It was immediately reselected 'DOWN' but the starboard leg collapsed and the aircraft ground looped.

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

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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.

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