Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 20 July 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 701 Viscount
Operator:Cambrian Airways
Registration: G-AMOL
C/n / msn: 25
First flight: 1953
Total airframe hrs:20694
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) from Liverpool International Airport (LPL) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Isle Of Man-Ronaldsway Airport (IOM/EGNS), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Liverpool International Airport (LPL/EGGP), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Viscount G-AMOL departed Ronaldsway at 16:49 for a flight to Liverpool. The flight was made at flight level 70 and at 17:08 hours the aircraft was identified by Liverpool radar over Wallasey and positioned for a PPI continuous descent radar approach to runway 26. Half a mile from touchdown the radar approach was completed and the aircraft was then seen (on radar) to be just discernibly to the right of the centreline. No radio messages were received from the aircraft after the start of the talk-down. At 550 metres from the threshold, it was estimated to be at a height between 30 and 60 metres and about 40 metres to the right of the centre line. At this paint witnesses saw the aircraft bank and turn to the right. The fuselage was level and the aircraft was banked almost vertically for part of the turn. When heading in approximately the opposite direction to the runway it rolled on to its back and crashed into the roof of a factory about 365 metres to the right of the extended centre line of the runway and about 550 metres from the threshold.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft went out of control during the final stage of an approach to land but the reason for this has not been determined."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16 - Volume II, Circular 82-AN/69 (14-23)


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Distance from Isle Of Man-Ronaldsway Airport to Liverpool International Airport as the crow flies is 142 km (89 miles).

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