Date & Time: Aug 9, 1961 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
London-Heathrow – Stavanger
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The aircraft was performing a charter flight from London-Heathrow to Stavanger, carrying 33 British students aged 14 and three teachers who were flying to Norway for a week study. While descending to Stavanger, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Holteheia located 54 km northeast of the destination. The airplane was totally destroyed and there were no survivors.
For reasons unknown, the aircraft deviated from the prescribed flight path.