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Accident
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 25 oktober 1979
Tijd:15:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 735 Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Alidair
Registratie: G-BFYZ
Constructienummer: 69
Bouwjaar: 1955
Aantal vlieguren:25641
Aantal vluchten:16275
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 47
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 51
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kirkwall Airport (KOI) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport (GLA/EGPF), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kirkwall Airport (KOI/EGPA), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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.

Probable Cause:

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 ."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: AAR 4/1981
Download report: Final report


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Glasgow-Abbotsinch Airport en Kirkwall Airport bedraagt 352 km (220 miles).

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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