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Last updated: 21 February 2018
Date:dimanche 31 octobre 1954
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 720 Viscount
Compagnie:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Immatriculation: VH-TVA
Numéro de série: 44
Année de Fabrication: 1954
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Mangalore Airport, VIC (   Australie)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Aéroport de départ:Mangalore Airport, VIC (YMNG), Australie
Aéroport de destination:Mangalore Airport, VIC (YMNG), Australie
The Viscount was being used for a 3-engine training flight when it crashed soon after lifting off the runway. It was established that the three non-surviving crewmembers may have survived if they had been wearing the full safety harness.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error of judgement on the part of the pilot-in-command in that he took the aircraft into the air at a speed below the minimum control speed, following loss of directional control during the ground run. Some difficulty in maintaining directional control had been experienced during the takeoff run with the final loss probably occurred through nose wheel steering being relinquished as the pilot-in-command took over the controls. A factor probably contributing to this accident was the limited experience of the pilot-in-command on this type of aircraft."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (162-169)


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