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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 9 août 1961
Heure:16:30 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Vickers 610 Viking 3B
Compagnie:Cunard Eagle Airways
Immatriculation: G-AHPM
Numéro de série: 152
Année de Fabrication: 1947-01-02 (14 years 7 months)
Heures de vol:20885
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 36 / à bord: 36
Total:victimes: 39 / à bord: 39
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:33 km (20.6 milles) NE of Stavanger-Sola Airport (SVG) (   Norvège)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 488 m (1601 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Stavanger-Sola Airport (SVG/ENZV), Norvège
Détails:
The Cunard Eagle Vickers Viking took off from London at 13:29 GMT on a charter flight to Stavanger, Norway.
Nearing Stavanger, the flight was given descent instructions in preparation for an ILS approach. The ILS runway at Sola Airport had a magnetic bearing of 185°. The outer marker was positioned 3.8 NM from the runway threshold. When approaching from the south the prescribed procedure is to cross the outer marker at 2000 ft (QNH) and fly north for 2.5 NM, descending to 1500 ft (QFE). A 45° procedure turn is then made to the left and after 45 seconds this is followed by a turn to the right to rejoin the localizer beam.
On re-joining the localizer, the aircraft descends to 1300 ft and, after crossing the outer marker, descent is continued on the glide slope to the approach minimum.
At 16:18 hours the aircraft overflew the airfield to the north. The last surface wind given to the aircraft was 200°/25 kt. However, evidence indicates that at this time a considerably stronger wind existed at the 1600 ft level and the aircraft's maximum angle of drift, while on the procedure turn, may have been as high as 26°. The aircraft likely followed the ILS approach procedure by turning left and then right after passing the outer marker. For some reason the aircraft began to track 105° instead of 185° for the ILS.
The aircraft continued until it impacted Holteheia, a steep mountainside running in a north-south direction, at an elevation of 1600 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "For reasons unknown, the aircraft deviated from the prescribed flight path."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 69-AN/61


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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 London Airport et Stavanger-Sola Airport est de 902 km (564 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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