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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Statuts:
Date:samedi 9 août 1958
Heure:01:14
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 748D Viscount
Compagnie:Central African Airways
Immatriculation: VP-YNE
Numéro de série: 102
Année de Fabrication: 1956
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 32 / à bord: 47
Total:victimes: 36 / à bord: 54
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:9 km (5.6 milles) SE of Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN) (   Libye)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF/HSSW), Soudan
Aéroport de destination:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libye
Détails:
The Vickers Viscount plane was being operated on CAA's Zambezi service: from Salisbury to London. The aircraft departed Salisbury at 07:13, August 8. En route stops were Ndola, Entebbe, Khartoum and Wadi Half. After refueling, the flight left Wadi Halfa for Benina at 21:20. At 01:12 the crew were cleared into the Benina Control Zone. A direct runway 33R approach permission was requested and granted. At 01:15, some 20-30 seconds after obtaining this permission, the aircraft struck high ground, 5,5 miles SE of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "When making an approach to runway 330deg Right and whilst flying in cloud, the pilot descended below the correct height thus permitting the aircraft to strike high ground. The reason why the pilot descended so low, 5,5miles from the aerodrome, cannot be established, but the probable cause is that he misinterpreted the reading of his altimeter. The possibility that his efficiency had been reduced by fatigue and a slight indisposition cannot be excluded."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (171-178)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Wadi Halfa Airport et Benghazi-Benina International Airport est de 1583 km (989 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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