Runway excursion Accident Vickers 835 Viscount N923RC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 327113
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Date:Saturday 19 October 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 835 Viscount
Owner/operator:Ray Charles Enterprises
Registration: N923RC
MSN: 320
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:11707 hours
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 525
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bloomington-Monroe County Airport, IN (BMG) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY (LEX/KLEX)
Destination airport:Bloomington-Monroe County Airport, IN (BMG/KBMG)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Following a runway 35 ILS approach touchdown was hard at one third down the runway. The Viscount hydroplaned off the runway and went down an embankment.
It appeared that flight attendants were not properly trained and that the safety briefing cards were inadequate.

"Proper touchdown point .. exceeded .. pilot in command
Visual/aural perception .. pilot in command
In-flight planning/decision .. improper .. pilot in command
Missed approach .. not performed .. pilot in command
Weather condition .. tailwind
Weather condition .. fog
Weather condition .. rain
Window, flight compartment window/windshield .. dirty(foggy)
Airport facilities, runway/landing area condition .. wet
Aircraft performance, hydroplaning condition .. water
Terrain condition .. rough/uneven
Terrain condition .. downhill
Passenger briefing .. inadequate .. flight attendant
Inadequate training(emergency procedure(s)) .. flight attendant
Information unclear .. company/operator management"


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photo (c) Tim Martin; Winnipeg International Airport, MB (YWG/CYWG); 01 July 1983

KBMG 20 October 1985

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05-Mar-2024 06:57 philbrooks Updated [Photo]

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