17th September 1960

Vickers Viscount aircraft crashes at Jersey Airport

A Vickers Viscount aircraft with 74 passengers and crew crashed on landing at Jersey. The front wheel retracted, tipping the aircraft forward and scraping its nose along the runway. No-one was injured, but the escape chutes were deployed, and passengers slid to safety. The aircraft was blocking the runway, so incoming flights had to be diverted to Guernsey, Gatwick or Dinard. It was badly damaged, but ultimately repaired, and it continued flying until the early 1980s.


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