Accident Vickers 785D Viscount I-LIZT,
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Date:Monday 21 December 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 785D Viscount
Registration: I-LIZT
MSN: 378
Year of manufacture:1958
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA) -   Italy
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA)
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Viscount was being used for a semi-annual flight crew check involving a simulated two engines out emergency landing. The aircraft was approaching Ciampino runway 16R with engines no3 and 4 out when it suddenly went into a right bank, some 400 m short of the runway threshold. The Viscount struck the ground with the right wingtip and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to a balked landing manoeuvre carried out below the speed limits for safe directional control of the aircraft during a critical situation that developed in the last phase of the landing in the course of a simulated emergency exercise with two power units inoperative (nos 3 nd 4) and two operative (nos. 1 and 2)."


ICAO Circular 64-AN/58 (84-91)



photo (c) Claudio Statuti; Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA); 1958

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