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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 17 February 1960
Type:Vickers 639 Viking 1
Operator:Overseas Aviation
Registration: G-AGRW
C/n / msn: 115
First flight: 1946-07-27 (13 years 7 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
After landing, in surface wind reported as 285 degrees 21 knots, the aircraft taxied along runway 14. While the brakes were being applied to check the aircraft's speed prior to turn-off, the port main landing gear tyre burst. The aircraft tipped forward causing damage to the propellers and front lower fuselage structure.

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