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Last updated: 26 May 2016
Datum:vrijdag 14 augustus 1959
Tijd:17:14 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 815 Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registratie: AP-AJE
Constructienummer: 337
Bouwjaar: 1959
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Karachi International Airport (KHI) (   Pakistan)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
The PIA Viscount took off from Karachi at 14:30 GMT for a training flight. The aircraft returned to Karachi at 16:39 and took off again at 16:48 for further training. At 17:07 the crew were cleared to land. The aircraft (probably carrying out an ILS approach) was not properly lined up with the runway, so a go around was carried out. On the second time, the Viscount was seen flying very low over the runway with the engines no. 3 and 4 inoperative. During the overshoot, the Viscount yawed almost 90deg to starboard, causing the right wing to strike a blast pen wall. The aircraft then crashed in flames.
The Viscount named "City of Dacca" had been delivered just 5 months prior to the accident.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The trainee captain attempted a manoeuvre in disregard of the presribed limitations of such a manoeuvre. A two-engine overshoot was attempted at a very low height and below the prescribed minimum speed, when the aircraft was committed to a landing. This resulted in a violent yaw and sharp drop which could not be controlled. The training captain was conversant with the minimum requirements of a two-engine overshoot of the Viscount 815 aircraft but appears to have overestimated his performance."

» ICAO Circular 64-AN/58 (33-34)


photo of Vickers 815 Viscount AP-AJE
AP-AJE pictured here just prior to delivery
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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 Karachi International Airport en Karachi International Airport bedraagt 0 km (0 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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