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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Date:vendredi 14 août 1959
Heure:17:14 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 815 Viscount
Compagnie:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Immatriculation: AP-AJE
Numéro de série: 337
Année de Fabrication: 1959-02-15 (6 months)
Moteurs: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 525
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Karachi International Airport (KHI) (   Pakistan)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Aéroport de destination:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
The PIA Viscount took off from Karachi at 14:30 GMT for a training flight. The aircraft returned to Karachi at 16:39 and took off again at 16:48 for further training. At 17:07 the crew were cleared to land. The aircraft (probably carrying out an ILS approach) was not properly lined up with the runway, so a go around was carried out. On the second time, the Viscount was seen flying very low over the runway with the engines no. 3 and 4 inoperative. During the overshoot, the Viscount yawed almost 90deg to starboard, causing the right wing to strike a blast pen wall. The aircraft then crashed in flames.
The Viscount named "City of Dacca" had been delivered just 5 months prior to the accident.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The trainee captain attempted a manoeuvre in disregard of the presribed limitations of such a manoeuvre. A two-engine overshoot was attempted at a very low height and below the prescribed minimum speed, when the aircraft was committed to a landing. This resulted in a violent yaw and sharp drop which could not be controlled. The training captain was conversant with the minimum requirements of a two-engine overshoot of the Viscount 815 aircraft but appears to have overestimated his performance."

» ICAO Circular 64-AN/58 (33-34)


photo of Vickers-815-Viscount-AP-AJE
accident date: 14-08-1959
type: Vickers 815 Viscount
registration: AP-AJE


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