Runway excursion Accident Vickers 812 Viscount G-APPU,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 331854
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Date:Saturday 4 May 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 812 Viscount
Owner/operator:Channel Airways
Registration: G-APPU
MSN: 364
Year of manufacture:1958
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 83
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC)
The Viscount touched down on runway 06 at a too high speed. Braking seemed ineffective and because the pilot erroneously thought the aircraft was aquaplaning, parking brake was used as an emergency measure. The aircraft ran off the runway and collided with an earth wall.

CAUSE: "The accident was caused through landing at a too high speed for the landing distance available. A contributory factor was reduced braking effectiveness due to the main wheel being mechanically locked by the application of the hand-brake."




photo (c) Keith Burton; Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC); 04 May 1968

photo (c) Dave Thaxter; Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC); 04 May 1968

photo (c) Mike Bettis; Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC); 04 May 1968

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