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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Datum:zondag 5 september 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-51
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Intercontinental Airlines
Registratie: RP-C830
Constructienummer: 45688/205
Bouwjaar: 1964
Aantal vlieguren:44217
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 58
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 73
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:London-Stansted Airport (STN) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), Verenigd Koninkrijk
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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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 Lagos/Ikeja International Airport en London-Stansted Airport bedraagt 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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