Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 20 August 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 30 June 1967
Time:ca 15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 760D Viscount
Operator:Aden Airways
Registration: VR-AAV
C/n / msn: 187
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aden International Airport (ADE) (   Yemen)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
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Narrative:
Viscount VR-AAV had been taken out of service for an engine change. When the service was completed the aircraft was placed in quarantine for 24 hours in case a bomb had been placed on board whilst it was in the hangar. At the time there was a both the National Liberation Front (the NLF) and the Front for the Liberation of South Yemen (FLOSY) where fighting for Yemen's independence from the United Kingdom. The airplane was parked on the apron when a bomb exploded. The Viscount caught fire and was damaged beyond repair as a result.

Classification:
Sabotage

Sources:
» Ronald Davison


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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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