ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 815 Viscount AP-AJC Islamabad International Airport (ISB)
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Date:Monday 18 May 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 815 Viscount
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-AJC
MSN: 335
First flight: 1958-12-17 (5 months)
Total airframe hrs:710
Cycles:650
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 525
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Islamabad International Airport (ISB) (   Pakistan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Islamabad International Airport (ISB/OPRN), Pakistan
Narrative:
The Viscount skidded sideways off the runway into a monsoon ditch when the pilot tried to turn the aircraft (groundloop?) at the end of the runway. The undercarriage folded up sideways and one wing was broken. The Viscount named "City of Karachi" had been delivered just 4 months prior to the accident.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» La Nación 19 May 1959, p34
» Vickers Viscount Network (vickersviscount.net)


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photo of Vickers-815-Viscount-AP-AJC
accident date: 18-05-1959
type: Vickers 815 Viscount
registration: AP-AJC
 
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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