Crash-aerien 10 AUG 1978 d'un Vickers 708 Viscount G-ARIR - Lydd International Airport (LYX)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:jeudi 10 aot 1978
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 708 Viscount
Opérant pour:Dan-Air Services
Loué à :Alidair
Immatriculation: G-ARIR
Numéro de série: 36
Année de Fabrication: 1954-05-30 (24 years 3 months)
Moteurs: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 505
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 45
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 49
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Lydd International Airport (LYX) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA/LFOB), France
Aéroport de destination:Lydd International Airport (LYX/EGMD), Royaume Uni
The Vickers Viscount aircraft was flying from Beauvais, France, to Lydd Airport, U.K.. During the approach the landing gear was selected down and the two main gear indicator lights showed green, but the nose gear light remained red. The landing gear was re-cycled twice but the nose gear light remained red. The hydraulic changeover lever was moved to emergency and after the hand pump had been operated a short while, the nose gear light changed to green. The visual indicator also showed the nose gear as down. The Tower were informed that 'three greens' were now indicated and the aircraft was cleared to land. During the approach and landing continuous pressure was maintained on the hand pump. The touchdown was normal on the main wheels and the nose wheel was held off until approximately 50 to 60 knots when it was lowered gently onto the runway. After running about 100 m the nose gear collapsed and the nose of the aircraft settled onto the runway. After the aircraft came to a stop, the passengers were evacuated through the front left main door, the sill of which was about one metre above ground level.

The aircraft was repaired and returned to service on September 17.1978, after fitment of replacement nose undercarriage doors, Rolls-Royce Dart engines and Dowty propellers.

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photo of Vickers-708-Viscount-G-ARIR
accident date: 10-08-1978
type: Vickers 708 Viscount
registration: G-ARIR
photo of Vickers-708-Viscount-G-ARIR
accident date: 10-08-1978
type: Vickers 708 Viscount
registration: G-ARIR

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Beauvais-Tillé Airport et Lydd International Airport est de 185 km (116 miles).

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