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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Fecha:sábado 4 mayo 1968
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 812 Viscount
Operador:Channel Airways
Registración: G-APPU
Numéro de série: 364
Año de Construcción: 1958
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 79
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 83
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN) (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Pasajeros Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), Reino Unido
The Viscount touched down on runway 06 at a too high speed. Braking seemed ineffective and because the pilot erroneously thought the aircraft was aquaplaning, parking brake was used as an emergency measure. The aircraft ran off the runway and collided with an earth wall.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The accident was caused through landing at a too high speed for the landing distance available. A contributory factor was reduced braking effectiveness due to the main wheel being mechanically locked by the application of the hand-brake."


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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