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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Datum:Sonntag 23 Februar 1964
Zeit:17:20 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 732 Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Kennzeichen: SU-AKX
Werknummer: 76
Baujahr: 1955
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 48
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 53
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Libanon)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Ägypten
Flug nach:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Unfallbericht:
The Viscount approached Beirut runway 21 in heavy rainfall. Downdraft just prior to touchdown, caused the plane to touch down very heavily, causing it to become airborne again. The aircraft hit the ground again with the right main gear, causing the right main spar to fail and the wing, together with the no. 3 and 4 propellers, to hit the ground. The Viscount came to rest just off the runway on soft ground.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the pilot-in-command to take action: firstly to counteract the effect of a downdraft on final approach and, secondly, to react correctly to a bounce to a height of approximately thirty feet."



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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 560 km (350 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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