Date & Time: May 4, 1968
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Rotterdam - Southend
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew completed the landing procedure on a wet runway 06 at a too high speed. After touchdown, the captain started the braking procedure but thought he was encountering aquaplaning situation when control was lost. The airplane veered to the right and went down an embankment before coming to rest, broken in several pieces. All 83 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was destroyed.
The accident was caused through landing at a too high speed for the landing distance available. A contributory factor was reduced braking effectiveness due to the main wheel being mechanically locked by the application of the hand-brake.