Accident description
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 3 October 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 757 Viscount
Operator:Trans-Canada Air Lines - TCAL
Registration: CF-TGY
C/n / msn: 143
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Toronto, ON (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Toronto-Malton Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Narrative:
The crew of the Vickers Viscount were carrying out an ILS backbeam approach at night to Toronto-Malton Airport. Visibility was poor due to heavy rain. The aircraft descended below MDA and struck the ground more than 3400 feet short of the runway threshold.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Misjudged distance."

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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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