Unfallbericht:Viscount N7410 was descending en route from Pittsburgh to Baltimore on an IFR flight plan, but in VFR conditions.
|Datum:||Dienstag 20 Mai 1958|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Vickers 745D Viscount|
|Triebwerk:|| 4 Rolls Royce 510 Dart|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11 |
|Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:||Todesopfer: 1|
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||6,4 km (4 Meilen) NE of Brunswick, MD (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), USA|
|Flug nach:||Baltimore-Glenn L. Martin Airport, MD (MTN/KMTN), USA|
An Air National Guard Lockheed T-33 aircraft (35966) took off from Martin Airport at 11:07 for a VFR proficiency flight. Just before the collision the aircraft were observed in the area west of Brunswick flying parallel easterly courses with the T-33 some distance behind and to the left of the Viscount. The T-33 quickly overtook the Viscount and made a gentle right turn during which it struck the forward left side of the fuselage of the Viscount at 8000 feet. Both aircraft crashed, but one of the T-33 crewmembers ejected safely.
At the time of the collision the Viscount flew at an airspeed of 235 knots and the T-33 at 290kts; giving a rate of closure of 195kts.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the T-33 pilot to exercise a proper and adequate vigilance to see and avoid other traffic."
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (139-149)
Collision flight path
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Distance from Pittsburgh International Airport, PA to Baltimore-Glenn L. Martin Airport, MD as the crow flies is 348 km (218 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.