Accident Vickers 815 Viscount G-AVJA,
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Date:Thursday 20 March 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 815 Viscount
Owner/operator:British Midland Airways - BMA
Registration: G-AVJA
MSN: 336
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:21670 hours
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 530
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Manchester-Ringway Airport (MAN) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:Edinburgh-Turnhouse Airport (EDI/EGPH)
Investigating agency: AIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Vickers Viscount operated on a repositioning flight from Manchester to Edinburgh, U.K. On board were two pilots and two flight attendants.
It was pre-planned that the flight would be used to carry out some training and that an engine failure would be simulated during takeoff. Shortly after takeoff the no.4 engine was feathered and the aircraft yawed sharply to starboard, then leveled off and then entered a steeper climb whilst turning and rolling to starboard. The aircraft struck the ground inverted.

The accident was due to a loss of control following a simulated engine failure on takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB
Report number: CAP353
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report



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