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Last updated: 19 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 30 noviembre 1961
Hora:19:25
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 720 Viscount
Operador:Ansett-ANA
Registración: VH-TVC
Numéro de série: 46
Año de Construcción: 1954
Horas Totales de la Célula:16946
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 15
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:ca 5 km S of Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD) (   Australia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Canberra Airport, ACT (CBR/YSCB), Australia
Descripción:
The Ansett Viscount crashed into Botany Bay, nine minutes after takeoff from Sydney.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident was the failure in flight of the starboard outer wing in upward bending due to tensile overloading of the lower spar boom at station 323, probably induced by a combination of manoeuvre and gust loading when the speed of the aircraft was in excess of 260kts. The circumstances and available evidence carry a strong implication that the in-flight structural failure was preceded by a loss of control with a consequential increase in speed to at least 260 knots. The most probable explanation for the loss of control is that the aircraft entered an area of unexpected turbulence of such severity as to deprive the pilots of full recovery."



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Distance from Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW to Canberra Airport, ACT as the crow flies is 236 km (147 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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