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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 5 Januar 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 701 Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:British European Airways - BEA
Kennzeichen: G-AMNY
Werknummer: 6
Baujahr: 1953
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 46
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 51
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta)
Flugphase: Taxi (TXI)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Unfallbericht:
The Viscount was taxiing along the runway after landing when a hydraulic system pressure loss occurred. Wheel brakes and nosewheel steering were inoperative and the plane left the runway, rolling down an area of downslope. Because of the hydraulic system pressure loss an attempt by the pilot to raise the gear, failed. The aircraft came to rest against the control tower. Investigation revealed a fractured pipe line and faulty operation of a non-return valve intended to conserve pressure if there were a pressure loss in the main hydraulic system.

Informationsquelle:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA
» D.Davies (E-mail, 29-10-2009)


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Distance from London Airport to Malta-Luqa Airport as the crow flies is 2088 km (1305 miles).

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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