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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Datum:Sonntag 5 September 1982
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-51
Fluggesellschaft:Intercontinental Airlines
Kennzeichen: RP-C830
Werknummer: 45688/205
Baujahr: 1964
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 15
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 58
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 73
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:London-Stansted Airport (STN) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Flug nach:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), Großbritannien
After receiving a series of reports of fog and poor visibility at Stansted, the commander carried out an approach using the Category 1 Instrument Landing System on runway 23, having received and acknowledged a reported Runway Visual Range (RVR) of 200 metres. On reaching Decision Height the crew were unable to see any approach or runway lights and initiated a missed approach . In the course of the overshoot the aircraft struck another DC-8 (N786FT) which was parked on the cargo apron, causing substantial damage to both aircraft. A diversion was made to Manchester Airport where the aircraft landed safely.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the commander's faulty technique whilst carrying out a missed approach, combined with his failure to initiate overshoot action immediately on reaching Decision Height. A contributory factor was the commander's lack of understanding of UK legislation regarding approach bans."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: AAR 1/1984
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Lagos/Ikeja International Airport to London-Stansted Airport as the crow flies is 5020 km (3138 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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