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.
|Date:||Wednesday 19 December 1962|
|Type:||Vickers 804 Viscount|
|Operator:||LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze|
|C/n / msn:|| 395|
|First flight:|| 1958|
|Total airframe hrs:||9822|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls Royce 510 Dart|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28|
|Total:||Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1,3 km (0.8 mls) SE of Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW) (Poland)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Germany|
|Destination airport:||Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland|
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."
» Vickers Viscount c/n 395 Operational Record
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (147-148)
G-APKG was sold to LOT as SP-LZB in October 1962
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.