Airplane Crash - London, England 10/27/1965

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - London, England


Date10/27/1965
Time01:23
LocationLondon, England
OperatorBritish European Airways
RouteEdinburgh - London
TypeVickers Vanguard 951
RegistrationG-APEE
Cn/In708
Aboard36
Fatalities36
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft made two unsuccessfull attempts at landing at Heathrow Airport and overshot the runway. The third time, the plane again overshot the runway, began climbing, then suddenly dove into the runway at a steep angle. Pilot error. Low visibility, crew fatigue, disorientation, lack of experience in overshooting in fog, over-reliance on instruments and incorrect indication of position by instruments.

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