British European Airways

British European Airways Wednesday October 27, 1965
The aircraft made two unsuccessfull attempts at landing at Heathrow Airport and overshot the runway. The third time, the plane again overshot the runway, began climbing, then suddenly dove into the runway at a steep angle. Pilot error. Low visibility, crew fatigue, disorientation, lack of experience in overshooting in fog, over-reliance on instruments and incorrect indication of position by instruments.

Crash Details

DateWednesday October 27, 1965
LocationLondon, England
Passengers30
Crew6
Fatalities36
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeVickers Vanguard 951
OperatorBritish European Airways
RegistrationG-APEE
Flight OriginEdinburgh
Flight Destination London
London, England
British European Airways
Vickers Vanguard 951
1965