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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 20 april 1967
Tijd:15:18 UTC
Type:Bristol 175 Britannia 308F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British Eagle International Airlines
Registratie: G-ANCG
Constructienummer: 12923
Bouwjaar: 1959-11-20 (7 years 5 months)
Aantal vlieguren:10682
Motoren: 4 Bristol Proteus 75
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 54
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 65
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Manston-Kent International Airport (MSE) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Koeweit
The undercarriage wouldn't lock up after takeoff, so the crew recycled the gear a couple of times. On the third attempt, the bogie (which was not rotating in the right sequence) fouled the main hydraulic jack fracturing the attachment bolt of the shuttle valve for the main and emergency 'down' hydraulic lines. All hydraulic fluid escaped and the gear couldn't be extended anymore. An emergency landing was carried out on a foamed runway at Manston.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The undercarriage failed to lock down due to loss of the hydraulic fluid from the main and emergency systems. This resulted from fracture of the hydraulic lines consequent upon fouling of the port undercarriage retraction jack head by the bogie through incorrect setting up of the retraction sequence valve."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: CAP301
Download report: Final report

» Flight International 04 July 1968 (p.9)
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Volume II (156-166)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen London-Heathrow Airport en Kuwait International Airport bedraagt 4641 km (2900 miles).

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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