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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:zaterdag 9 augustus 1958
Tijd:01:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 748D Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Central African Airways
Registratie: VP-YNE
Constructienummer: 102
Bouwjaar: 1956
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 32 / inzittenden: 47
Totaal:slachtoffers: 36 / inzittenden: 54
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:9 km (5.6 mijl) SE of Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN) (   LibiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF/HSSW), Soedan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), LibiŽ
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Wadi Halfa Airport en Benghazi-Benina International Airport bedraagt 1583 km (989 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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Vickers Viscount

  • 445 built
  • 14e ongeval
  • 7e dodelijk ongeval
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  • 5e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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