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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155647
Last updated: 16 December 2018
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Date:19-JAN-1973
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 813 Viscount
Owner/operator:British Midland Airways (BMA)
Registration: G-AZLR
C/n / msn: 347
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, Birmingham -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA/EGNM)
Destination airport:Birmingham International Airport (BHX/EGBB)
Narrative:
Undercarriage collapsed on the left side on landing. Skidded and stopped on the grass next to the runway. According to a contemporary report ("Yorkshire Air News", March 1973): "The British Midland Viscount which crashed at Elmdon on 19th January was G-AZLR. It was flown back to Castle Donington a week later on 26th January, not being extensively damaged"

Returned to service by 26 March 1974, and stayed in serivce until 7 May 1986.

Sources:

1. http://www.vickersviscount.net/Newsletters/Newsletter1208.aspx
2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/iron-duke/8347233373/in/pool-2039211@N24/
3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/iron-duke/8347233177/in/pool-2039211@N24
4. http://www.aussieairliners.org/viscount-inter/bma/gazlr.html
5. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
6. Yorkshire Air News March 1973: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32778518/1973%2003.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Apr-2013 14:42 ryan Added
16-Jun-2013 08:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
31-Mar-2015 18:04 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Embed code, Narrative]
31-Mar-2015 18:05 TB Updated [Narrative]
29-Jul-2015 23:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Embed code]
12-Aug-2015 16:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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