Airplane Crash - Off Heraklion, Greece 08/24/1960

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Heraklion, Greece


Date08/24/1960
LocationOff Heraklion, Greece
OperatorDon Everall Aviation
RouteHeraklion, Greece - Cairo, Egypt
TypeVickers 634 Viking 1B
RegistrationG-AMNK
Cn/In210
Aboard3
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryThe cargo plane took off, lost an engine, banked to the left and crashed into the ocean. The cause of the engine failure was not established but the most likely reason appears to be a defective fuel or ignition system. The reason why it was not possible for the aircraft to maintain safe flight after the failure of the engine remains unknown.

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