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Last updated: 22 November 2019
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Date:Sunday 18 December 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 804 Viscount
Operator:British United Airways - BUA
Registration: G-AOXU
C/n / msn: 248
First flight: 1957-08-31 (3 years 4 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS/EDDL), Germany
Narrative:
After touchdown on runway 24 the aircraft overran the end of the runway by approximately 140 yards, damaging the nose wheel gear and propellers. The weather was reported as: surface wind 060 degrees 6 knots, visibility 2800 metres in mist, 8/8 cloud at 300 feet and temperature -2 degrees C.
An inspection of the runway approximately 20 minutes before the aircraft landed showed that there was no surface ice and subsequent examination revealed no fault in the aircraft wheel brake systems. In addition to the operating crew and freight the aircraft carried 3 staff passengers.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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


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