Accident Vickers 745D Viscount N7431,
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Date:Thursday 19 January 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 745D Viscount
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N7431
MSN: 129
Year of manufacture:1956
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Norfolk Municipal Airport, VA (ORF) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Norfolk Municipal Airport, VA (ORF/KORF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A snow tractor taxied into the path of a United Air Lines Viscount which was just landing. The Viscount collided with the snow plough, ripping open the airplane's belly and tearing off one of the wings.

personnel - miscellaneous-personnel: driver of vehicle
personnel - airport supervisory personnel: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - instructions-misinterpreted
miscellaneous acts, conditions - overload failure

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DIA67A0005
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report




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