Accident Vickers 701 Viscount G-AMNY,
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Date:Tuesday 5 January 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 701 Viscount
Owner/operator:British European Airways - BEA
Registration: G-AMNY
MSN: 6
Year of manufacture:1953
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) -   Malta
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML)
The Viscount was taxiing along the runway after landing when a hydraulic system pressure loss occurred. Wheel brakes and nosewheel steering were inoperative and the plane left the runway, rolling down an area of downslope. Because of the hydraulic system pressure loss an attempt by the pilot to raise the gear, failed. The aircraft came to rest against the control tower. Investigation revealed a fractured pipe line and faulty operation of a non-return valve intended to conserve pressure if there were a pressure loss in the main hydraulic system.


Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA
D.Davies (E-mail, 29-10-2009)



photo (c) through Stephen J. Muscat; Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA); January 1960

photo (c) through Stephen J. Muscat; Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA); January 1960

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