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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:dinsdag 15 januari 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Cunard Eagle Airways
Registratie: G-APON
Constructienummer: 45058/662
Bouwjaar: 1956
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB) (   Sri Lanka)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
Vliegveld van aankomst:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Aden International Airport en Colombo-Katunayake International Airport bedraagt 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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