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Last updated: 14 November 2019
Date:Saturday 3 October 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 757 Viscount
Operator:Trans-Canada Air Lines - TCAL
Registration: CF-TGY
C/n / msn: 143
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Toronto, ON (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Toronto-Malton Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
The crew of the Vickers Viscount were carrying out an ILS backbeam approach at night to Toronto-Malton Airport. Visibility was poor due to heavy rain. The aircraft descended below MDA and struck the ground more than 3400 feet short of the runway threshold.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Misjudged distance."


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