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Last updated: 6 March 2021
Datum:donderdag 17 maart 1955
Type:Vickers 616 Viking 1B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Central African Airways
Registratie: VP-YEX
Constructienummer: 159
Bouwjaar: 1946-11-27 (8 years 4 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 23
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 28
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Salisbury-Belvedere (   Zimbabwe)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS), Zuid-Afrika
Vliegveld van aankomst:Salisbury Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe
Vluchtnummer: 120
Flight 120 took off from Jan Smuts Airport at 11:15 for a flight to Salisbury. The Vickers Viking undershot the Salisbury runway 27 on final approach, causing severe damage to the right hand undercarriage and (no. 2) engine. The aircraft finally came to rest 300-400yds further on.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was neither caused by mechanical defect of the aircraft nor by the conduct of the pilot. It was caused by a combination of circumstances which can only be described as unusual and unexpected. Had the sudden downpour of rain not taken place at the critical moment, it is almost certain that no accident would have occurred."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (79-85)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Johannesburg International Airport en Salisbury Airport bedraagt 955 km (597 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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