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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 21 April 1948
Type:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Operator:British European Airways - BEA
Registration: G-AIVE
C/n / msn: 218
First flight: 1947-05-16 (11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Irish Law Mountain (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London-Northolt Airport (NHT/EGWU), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Glasgow-Renfrew Airport, United Kingdom
Flightnumber:S200P
Narrative:
The aircraft took off from Northolt at 18:09. At 19:46 the flight arrived over Renfrew at 4700 feet. The aircraft was then cleared for a Standard Beam Approach to Renfrew. Last radio contact was at 20:01 when the crew requested confirmation that the Outer Marker was operative. It later appeared that the aircraft had struck Irish Law Mountain a little later.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft as being flown onto high ground due to an error of judgement by the captain. Failure to receive the outer marker beacon signal was a contributory factor."

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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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