Narrative:Visibility was poor at Itami when the All Nippon Viscount approached the airport. A steep descending turn at 1000 feet, half a mile short of the runway, had to be made to line up with runway 32. Immediately before touchdown the plane lost height rapidly and landed heavily, causing the right hand main gear leg to collapse.
|Date:||Monday 12 June 1961|
Vickers 744 Viscount
|Operator:||All Nippon Airways - ANA|
|C/n / msn:|| 88|
|First flight:|| 1955|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Osaka-Itami Airport (ITM) ( Japan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Destination airport:||Osaka-Itami Airport (ITM/RJOO), Japan|
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.