Accident
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 15 julio 1956
Hora:01:35
Tipo:Convair CV-440-11
Operador:Swissair
Registración: HB-IMD
Numéro de série: 335
Año de Construcción: 1956
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Shannon Airport (SNN) (   Irlanda) show on map
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irlanda
Descripción:
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.

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


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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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