Evening Post Wed April 11th 1973
One of the Swiss investigating officers, Mr. Rene Hodel, told me insufficient that reports still reports to been compiled to give a real indication. But it appears the Vangard made least one at approach from the north and overshot the runway without landing because of the bad visibility. It then climbed out, as is normal procedure, to t to 3,500 ft., and swung to its right over the city and came in again from the north in line .However, on the fateful run-in, when the pilot decided again that he could not land. The Vanguard struck the mountainside 10 miles south at a height of about 1,500ft. in line with the runway and perm arose a This was at a far beyond the point at which normally he might be expected to have pulled round to his right, and be all ready approaching at again, 36000 : The British investigation team travelled in my Trident aircraft from Heathrow. They are led by Mr. John Owen with two fellow inspectors from the investigation branch of the Department of Trade and Industry.