Airplane Crash - Off Wexford Harbor, Ireland 03/24/1968

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Wexford Harbor, Ireland


Date03/24/1968
Time10:59
LocationOff Wexford Harbor, Ireland
OperatorAer Lingus
Flight #712
RouteCork - London
TypeVickers Viscount 803
RegistrationEI-AOM
Cn/In178
Aboard61
Fatalities61
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft was believed to have gone into a spin or spiral dive with recovery at about 12,000 ft. The dive apparently caused structural damage which resulted in the aircraft plunging into St George's Channel, 10 miles east of Carnsore Point. Possible causal factors may have been metal fatigue, corrosion, flutter (vibration) or a bird strike.

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