Narrative:The Viscount bounced three times on landing. The nosegear collapsed, and the aircraft ran off the right side of the runway.
|Date:||Thursday 28 August 1980|
|Type:||Vickers 768D Viscount|
|C/n / msn:|| 296|
|First flight:|| 1958|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Vijayawada Airport (VGA) (India)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India|
|Destination airport:||Vijayawada Airport (VGA/VOBZ), India|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Late and insufficient flaring out on landing.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bombay-Santacruz Airport to Vijayawada Airport as the crow flies is 881 km (551 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.