ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 644 Viking 1B YI-ABQ Baghdad International Airport (BGW)
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Date:Monday 10 October 1955
Type:Vickers 644 Viking 1B
Operator:Iraqi Airways
Registration: YI-ABQ
MSN: 231
First flight: 1947-11-20 (7 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Baghdad International Airport (BGW) (   Iraq)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Iraq
Destination airport:?
The Viking aircraft overran the Baghdad runway on takeoff, struck a ditch and caught fire.

Runway excursion


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