Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 19 December 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 804 Viscount
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LVB
C/n / msn: 395
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:9822
Cycles:5119
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,3 km (0.8 mls) SE of Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW) (   Poland) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Germany
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Narrative:
The LOT Viscount departed Warsaw for a return trip to Brussels via Berlin, at 08:45 GMT, arriving at Brussels at 12:51. After refueling, it took off from Brussels on the return trip at 14:55. An intermediate stop at Berlin was made, where the plane took off at 17:55. While approaching Warsaw on a 329deg heading, the aircraft crashed, just 46sec after having been cleared to land.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to a loss of speed and stalling of the aircraft. The reason for the loss of speed was not determined."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Vickers Viscount c/n 395 Operational Record
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (147-148)


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G-APKG was sold to LOT as SP-LZB in October 1962
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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 503 km (314 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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