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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Estado:Preliminar - Oficial
Fecha:martes 15 enero 1963
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operador:Cunard Eagle Airways
Registración: G-APON
Numéro de série: 45058/662
Año de Construcción: 1956
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB) (   Sri Lanka)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Descripción:
The aircraft was engaged on a non-scheduled flight, carrying freight from London to Adelaide, via Aden and Colombo. During the landing run at Colombo-Katunayake Airport, Sri Lanka, a violent nosewheel shimmy developed, and the nose gear collapsed. The aircraft came to rest on the nose of the fuselage which was substantially damaged, as were the inboard engines and propellers.

Fuentes:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA


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Distance from Aden International Airport to Colombo-Katunayake International Airport as the crow flies is 3842 km (2401 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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