Accident
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:
Datum:Sonntag 15 Juli 1956
Zeit:01:35
Flugzeugtyp:Convair CV-440-11
Fluggesellschaft:Swissair
Kennzeichen: HB-IMD
Werknummer: 335
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shannon Airport (SNN) (   Irland) show on map
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX), Kanada
Flug nach:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irland
Unfallbericht:
The Convair was on delivery from San Diego to Zürich via New York, Gander and Shannon. The crew broke off their GCA runway 23 approach after establishing visual reference, and turned for a runway 05 approach. The Convair banked sharply, dropped and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Error of judgement by pilot: an abnormally steep turn onto final approach.

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.8, Circular 54-AN/49 (116)
» WCAA 2nd ed. / C.Y. Kimura


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Gander Airport, NF to Shannon Airport as the crow flies is 3156 km (1973 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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