Date: March 24, 1968
Time: 1059
Location: Off Wexford Harbor, Ireland
Operator: Aer Lingus
Flight #: 712
Route: Cork - London
AC Type: Vickers Viscount 803
Registration: EI-AOM
cn / ln: 178
Aboard: 61   (passengers:57  crew:4)
Fatalities: 61   (passengers:57  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft was believed to have gone into a spin or spiral dive with recovery at about 12,000 ft. The dive apparently caused structural damage which resulted in the aircraft plunging into St George's Channel, 10 miles east of Carnsore Point. Possible causal factors may have been metal fatigue, corrosion, flutter (vibration) or a bird strike.

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