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Last updated: 7 October 2015
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 25 octobre 1979
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 735 Viscount
Immatriculation: G-BFYZ
Numéro de série: 69
Année de Fabrication: 1955
Heures de vol:25641
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 47
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 51
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Kirkwall Airport (KOI) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport (GLA/EGPF), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Kirkwall Airport (KOI/EGPA), Royaume Uni
The Viscount had carried out a runway 25 VOR approach in poor weather with gusting cross-wind when the pilot wanted to correct the misalignment with the runway at a low height. The no. 4 propeller struck the runway on touchdown and the aircraft ran off the right side of the runway. The nosegear collapsed when encountering the edge of an intersecting runway.

CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the commander failing to take overshoot action at an early stage in the approach to land when it became apparent that the approach was unstabilised and the windscreen wiper was unreliable ."


Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) - United Kingdom
report status: Final
report number: AAIB AAR 4/1981
duration of investigation:  days ()
download report: Report on the accident to Vickers Viscount 735, G-BFYZ at Kirkwall Airport, Orkney Islands, 25 October 1979 (AAIB AAR 4/1981)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport et Kirkwall Airport est de 352 km (220 miles).

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