Accident Vickers VC10-1100 G-ARTA, Friday 28 January 1972
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Date:Friday 28 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers VC10-1100
Owner/operator:British Caledonian Airways
Registration: G-ARTA
MSN: 803
Year of manufacture:1962
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Conway 540
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Shortly after selecting spoilers and reverse thrust (after touching down on runway 08) the aircraft became airborne again, landed back heavily and bounced two more times. The fuselage was creased fore and aft of the wings, one nose wheel tire had burst and one wheel had separated.
The VC10, named "Loch Ness" had a landing weight of 87037 kg and a CG very close to the aft limit at 36,83%.
Winds at the time of landing were gusting to 28 kts.




photo (c) Caz Caswell; London-Gatwick Airport (LGW); September 1975

photo (c) Werner Fischdick; London-Gatwick Airport (LGW); 25 September 1972

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