Airplane Crash - Bordeaux, France 05/08/1951

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Bordeaux, France


Date05/08/1951
LocationBordeaux, France
OperatorHunting Air Travel
RouteBordeaux - Bovingdon
TypeVickers 639 Viking 1
RegistrationG-AHPD
Cn/In134
Aboard32
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryNo. 1 engine failed shortly after taking off. Altitude could not be maintained and an emergency belly landing was made in a field. The disconnecting of the articulated control rod of the propeller governor due to the lack of a split pin on the governor spindle and to the nut of the ball-joint of the control spindle having been unscrewed by force.

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