Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 3 May 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 812 Viscount
Operator:Channel Airways
Registration: G-AVJZ
C/n / msn: 360
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Viscount was on a test flight to renew the Certificate of Airworthiness. Very shortly after takeoff the no. 4 propeller was feathered. The aircraft entered an uncontrolled turn, causing the right wingtip to scrape along the ground. The plane crashed into a wire fenced compound and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control during takeoff after feathering of No.4 propeller had been initiated."

Sources:
» Flight International 10.07.1969 (p.41)


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Distance from Southend Municipal Airport to Southend Municipal Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

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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