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.
|Date:||Saturday 3 October 1959|
Vickers 757 Viscount
|Operator:||Trans-Canada Air Lines - TCAL|
|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)|
|Destination airport:||Toronto-Malton Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "Misjudged distance."
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.