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Last updated: 20 November 2019
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Date:Thursday 25 August 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 702 Viscount
Operator:Kuwait Airways
Registration: G-APOW
C/n / msn: 72
First flight: 1955-08-06 (5 years )
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 505
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:over Beirut (   Lebanon)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft was engaged on a test flight in which manoeuvres for renewal of the Certificate of Airworthiness were carried out. Following a dive to check the aircraft's performance at maximum permissible I.A.S. it was noticed that 20 flap was selected and was indicating, and after the aircraft had landed the skins of the tail planes and elevators were found to be buckled.

Sources:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


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