Douglas DC-8-51

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Intercontinental Airlines Douglas DC-8 RP-C830. After receiving a series of reports of fog and poor visibility at Stansted, the commander carried out an approach using the Category 1 Instrument Landing System on runway 23, having received and acknowledged a reported Runway Visual Range (RVR) of 200 metres.
On reaching Decision Height the crew were unable to see any approach or runway lights and initiated a missed approach . In the course of the overshoot the aircraft struck another DC-8 (N786FT) see: http://www.airteamimages.com/N786FT_id.html which was parked on the cargo apron, causing substantial damage to both aircraft. A diversion was made to Manchester Airport where the aircraft landed safely.
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Douglas DC-8-51

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12th September 1982
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139888

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