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Last updated: 18 November 2018
Date:Thursday 20 March 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 815 Viscount
Operator:British Midland Airways - BMA
Registration: G-AVJA
C/n / msn: 336
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manchester-Ringway Airport (MAN) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Edinburgh-Turnhouse Airport (EDI/EGPH), United Kingdom
An engine failure was simulated during the takeoff and the aircraft yawed sharply to starboard, leveled off and entered a steeper climb while turning and rolling to the right. The aircraft struck the ground inverted.


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Distance from Manchester International Airport to Edinburgh-Turnhouse Airport as the crow flies is 295 km (184 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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