ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 804 Viscount SP-LVB Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 19 December 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 804 Viscount
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LVB
MSN: 395
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:9822
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,3 km (0.8 mls) SE of Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW) (   Poland)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Germany
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
The LOT Viscount departed Warsaw for a return trip to Brussels via Berlin, at 08:45 GMT, arriving at Brussels at 12:51. After refueling, it took off from Brussels on the return trip at 14:55. An intermediate stop at Berlin was made, where the plane took off at 17:55. While approaching Warsaw on a 329deg heading, the aircraft crashed, just 46sec after having been cleared to land.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to a loss of speed and stalling of the aircraft. The reason for the loss of speed was not determined."

Loss of control

» Vickers Viscount Network (
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (147-148)


photo of Vickers-804-Viscount-G-APKG
accident date: 19-12-1962
type: Vickers 804 Viscount
registration: G-APKG

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 503 km (314 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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