Narrative:On approach to Cairo the gear had to be recycled a couple of times before three greens were obtained. The aircraft landed normally and taxied to the end of the runway. A 180-degree turn was made at the end, during which braking and steering failed. The Viscount ran into a row of lamp standards.
|Date:||Friday 19 March 1965|
|Type:||Vickers 773 Viscount|
|C/n / msn:|| 331|
|First flight:|| 1957|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Cairo International Airport (CAI) (Egypt)
|Phase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
|Destination airport:||Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Loss of hydraulic fluid from the main reservoir due to a burst pipe.
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.