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Last updated: 19 November 2018
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 28 November 1967
Time:21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 745D Viscount
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: N7465
C/n / msn: 231
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU), United States of America
Narrative:
On rollout after landing the nose wheel steering jack twin relief valve failed due to fatigue. This caused severe oscillations, enough to cause the nose gear to collapse.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
airframe - landing gear: nosewheel steering
miscellaneous acts, conditions - fatigue fracture
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts, conditions - vibration, excessive

Sources:
» NTSB File 1-0058


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