Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 19 March 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 773 Viscount
Operator:Iraqi Airways
Registration: YI-ACU
C/n / msn: 331
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt) show on map
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
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.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Loss of hydraulic fluid from the main reservoir due to a burst pipe.

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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.
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